2011 Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes
2011 was a great year for Sauternes and this second wine of Rieussec shows great botrytis weight and richness as well as a floral and fruity character. Bitter orange marmalade and honey give this still-youthful wine its sweeter and fruitier side. Drink from 2016.
Bold, with ginger, creamed peach, warm piecrust, quince and creamed pear notes all bolted together and wrapped with a flattering, warm tarte Tatin hint. Delivers more oomph than cut. For fans of the broader, fuller style. Drink now through 2021. (Web-2014)
This is the second wine of Château Rieussec. It takes its name from the monk order called Carmes de Langon, who owned the estate in the 18th century. It's made according to the same stringent standards as the first wine, which was excellent in 2011. An affordable introduction to this estate's Sauternes.