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2016 Château Rieussec

Sauternes, 1er cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help
 
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PRICE:
$720.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
3 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Lots of botrytis here in addition to dried mushrooms and dried fruit such as pineapple and peaches. Medium to full body. Medium sweet. Very long and intense. A triumph." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 98-99


"The 2016 Rieussec is gorgeous. Despite the relatively low acidity of the vintage, it preserves a good deal of aromatic freshness, with plenty of lemon confit, passion fruit and coconut overtones. The decision to lower the Sémillon a touch and increase the Sauvignon Blanc has paid handsome rewards. The 2016 is not a truly profound Sauternes - that would have been nearly impossible this vintage - but it comes close. Quite frankly, it is nearly impossible to spit." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 93-96


"The 2016 Rieussec is a blend of 83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle picked form 26 September until 4 November. It has a much more straightforward bouquet compared to the 2015 with light honeysuckle and white flower aromas. There is good acidity in the mouth thanks the passerillé berries, nicely balanced with a touch of orange zest towards the linear finish that will hopefully gain more weight during its élevage. It is likely to be an earlier-drinking Rieussec than the 2015." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 92-94


"Mid-gold; fresh and sweet and gently citrusy to smell; a full, supple to fresh sauternes; intensely sweet, rich, succulent, gently botrytis racy, and with excellent length; but lacking the aromatic dimension of the best of the year, and of the cru’s potential; a very good, rather than a top Rieussec." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 92-93


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