Chateau Rieussec estate dates back to the 18th century and was previously owned by Carmes de Langon monks. Chateau Rieussec Sauternes AOC wines were classified Premier Cru in 1855. The 2008 vintage is 86% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon, and 2% Muscadelle.
This is a rich, creamy and sweet white. The nose exudes subtle light, ethereal fruit scents, marked by light hints of wood. The bouquet reveals flowers, peach, apricot and jam. The palate offers honey coated attack combined with vanilla, orange peel, marmalade and quince.