Chateau Rieussec is one of the acclaimed 1er Cru Classé Sauternes Chateaus with a reputation that even excels beyond this in its best vintages. The vineyards neighbour those of the famed Chateau Y'quem, and it is widely accepted that these beautiful wines can offer a similar drinking experience for a fraction of its famous neighbour's price.
It is well summed up by Jancis Robinson MW: "Absolutely phenomenal nose - nectarine, loads of spice and honey and lemon curd. Tremendous length and viscosity, miraculously freshened by crisp acid. A class apart - and still very primary! Magical."