Carmes de Rieussec 2011


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Rieussec
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Muscadelle, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
The winery Château Rieussec elaborates this Carmes de Rieussec 2011 (£23.90), a sweet wine from Sauternes produced with sauvignon blanc, sémillon and muscadelle from the 2011 vintage and shows an alcoholic content of 13.5%. The Carmes de Rieussec 2011 is the ideal sweet to combine with blue cheese and chocolate. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this sweet according to Drinks&Co users while experts give the following evaluation: wine spectator: 90.

Description of Carmes de Rieussec 2011

Carmes de Rieussec 2011 (Muscadelle, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)


  • View: Carmes de Rieussec 2011 presents a pale yellow
  • Nose: Nose marked accent which highlights the floral notes of acacia flowers, fresh pear and candied apricots.
  • Mouth: Round at first, then inhibits the palate to acquire a mineral character and give way to a long, expressive finish dominated by fruity notes.

PAIRING: Beef stew with orange and star anise.

GRAPES: 84% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon and 4% Muscadelle

CELLAR: Château Rieussec

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The Winery

Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec

IN THE 18TH CENTURY, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmes de Langon monks. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as an "object of national heritage" to Mr. Marheilhac, the period's owner of Château La Louvière at Léognan.

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Reviews of Carmes de Rieussec 2011


7 customer reviews
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4 /5

I shared this with my partner.
Yellow, with golden hints. Refreshing scents of ripe lemons. Good acidity for my taste.
You should try Chateau Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes with marinated sardines.
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Chateau Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes

4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Carmes de Rieussec 2011:
- View: pale yellow.
- Nose: floral accent nose, notes of acacia flowers, fresh pear and candied apricots.
- Mouth: Round, mineral character, hints of citrus.


GRAPES: 84% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon and 4% Muscadelle.

PAIRING: seafood, braised meats.
TEMPERATURE: 8 ° to 12 °C
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Reviews of other vintages of Carmes de Rieussec 2011201720162015


Passes easily across the palate, smooth and very nice.
This 2017 has a phenomenal QPR.
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Château Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec 2017


I drank with work colleagues.
Has a very cheerful colour. The 2016 taste was evident in the mouth.
A sweet that pairs well with moussaka.
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Château Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec 2016


It has a very nice colour. Smoky notes in the mouth.
We paired the Carmes de Rieussec with a starter.
This 2015 was the recommended by a friends of us.
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