R de Rieussec 2015

75cl bottle: £19.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £239.40


"R" de Rieussec is the dry white wine from one of the most famous Sauternes properties and is a powerful and harmonious wine, with notes of citrus, mango and other exotic fruits.

Château Rieussec is one of the most famous signatures in Bordeaux. The vineyard and terroir of the property are frankly magnificent. This First Growth Sauternes château has more to offer than just a phenomenal sweet wine. The R de Rieussec is a superb dry white, which shows the incredible talent of the winemaking team. The wine has a wonderful golden hue and displays a wonderful character on both the nose and in the mouth, it has all of the elements that a great Bordeaux white should. At £19.95 we offer the best UK retail price.



Our Tasting Notes

A beautifully yellow, pale gold colour with a nose of white flowers, citrus and a hint of wood in the finish. In the mouth is is discrete and elegant with exceptional balance, a fine Bordeaux white. On the palate it has the same exotic, fresh character. The buttery notes from the barrel-ageing have a definite presence and are already integrated to give the wine more complexity and complement food perfectly.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Bordeaux
Alcohol: 13%


The quality of the Rieussec terroir is reflected in the Premier Cru Classé ranking within Sauternes and Barsac. The history of this château is dotted with changes of ownership since it belonged to the Carmelite monks in the 18th century. Château Rieussec was acquired by the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984 because, in the words of the Baron, “The wines of Sauternes are so wonderful that we wanted to have our own, and Rieussec’s vineyard is outstanding”. To better develop the Château’s potential, rigorous measures have been put in place including meticulous grape sorting and fermentation in barrels, which allows a much finer selection during the assemblage of the lovely wine.


'Just bottled, the 2015 R de Rieussec shows just how attractive dry whites can be in the Sauternes region. Crisp, aromatic and refreshing, the 2015 is an ideal aperitif or summer white. Orchard fruit, candied lemon, white flowers and mint give the wine its brightness and verve. The 2015 is absolutely delicious.' Score: 90 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

'The 2015 R de Rieussec has a crisp, slightly reserved bouquet with green apple and gooseberry scents, a touch of cold stone in the background. The palate is fresh and vibrant with good depth, although it needs a little more personality to come through on the Zen-like finish.' Score: 87/89 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate