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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:
$360.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 group

 

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TASTING NOTES

"So much botrytis on the nose with spice, dried mushrooms and nutmeg. Dried lemons and mangoes. Full-bodied and medium sweet with density and, at the same time, lightness. I like that it is full of botrytis on the palate at the beginning and then turns fruity and very pretty at the end with citrus and fruit. Balanced, creamy and rich. Try after 2024, but already gorgeous." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024


"Pale lemon colored, the 2016 Rieussec comes sashaying out of the glass with a beautiful floral and citrus perfume of orange blossom, pink grapefruit, yuzu, lime leaves, lemongrass and fallen leaves with hints of nutmeg and candied ginger. Having shed a lot of the puppy fat from when I last tasted this from barrel, the palate reveals loads of elegant, tightly wound layers and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/29/2019)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2021-2050


"Quite fresh, with acacia and honeysuckle notes out front, followed by a stream of mirabelle plum, yellow apple, pineapple and white peach flavors. Offers an unctuous feel on the finish while staying on the brighter side. Among the top efforts in the vintage. Best from 2022 through 2035. 500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2022-2035


"The 2016 Rieussec has an elegant bouquet of pure honeysuckle, orange pith, peach and light minerally aromas. The palate is well balanced with fine precision and pleasant fatness, featuring white peach and almond-infused, honeyed fruit. A touch of vanilla emerges toward the finish. This was a barrel sample due to be bottled in January 2019, though it was virtually the finished wine." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2022-2050


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