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Carmes de Rieussec 2012

75cl

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château Rieussec
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Muscadelle, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Château Rieussec produces the Carmes de Rieussec 2012 (£23.90), a sweet wine from Sauternes with the best sauvignon blanc, sémillon and muscadelle grapes from the 2012 vintage and presents an alcohol content of 13.5%. Drinks&Co users rate this sweet wine with 4 out of 5 points.

Description of Carmes de Rieussec 2012

Carmes de Rieussec 2012 (Muscadelle, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Carmes de Rieussec Blanc 2012 shows a deep golden color
  • Nose: Aromas of white, acacia and honeysuckle flowers.
  • Mouth: The palate outset liqueur and honey notes are perceived. The wine is balanced to provide a moderately long finish, with a fairly lively, lasting and pleasant expression.

PAIRING: aperitif wine should be drunk young.

GRAPES: 87% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon and 3% Muscadelle

CELLAR: Château Lafite Rothschild

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How to serve

Consumption temp.

8-10ºC

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 2012

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3 /5

It had a dense colour at first sight. Even the wrong serving temperature, which was my fault, didn't damage the great taste.
This must go excellently with meat.
We drank it at a hangout with friends.
We drank it at a restaurant.
It is a wine with all the character of the .
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Château Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec 2012

4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Carmes de Rieussec Blanc 2012:
- View: pale gold
- Nose: fruity notes of honey
- Mouth: dense, generous, long finish

APPELLATION: Sauternes (France)
VINEYARD:
GRAPES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat

AGING:: 18 months in barrels

PAIRING: sweets, desserts
TEMPERATURE: 10 °
ALCOHOL: 17%
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Carmes de Rieussec Blanc 2012

Reviews of other vintages of Carmes de Rieussec 2012201720162015

4/5

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

4/5

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

4/5

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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