Costing under $30, with 12.5% alcohol, the 2018 “R” Rieussec scored 18 gold medal points on the 20-point Dionysian scale.
It was yellow with a golden edge, had white grapefruit, and lime on the nose, and finished with a mouth-refreshing flavor that lingered.
The House is a First Growth in the 1855 Sauternes & Barsac listing, but that entire area is now making much more dry white wine.
White Bordeaux is a treasure far too many people really know about.
The wine has to use the Bordeaux Blanc AOC because its from a sweet wine AOC. Robin Kelley O’Connor, a wine specialist and Bordeaux spokesman introduced me onto this vintage . Thanks, In Vino Veritas.