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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes, 2016
Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Sauternes - 94 Pts WA - 375ml Bottle

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes, 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Blend
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Advocate
94
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2016 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale - 94 Pts WA
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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.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points Wine Advocate

375ml bottle

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Blend
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Advocate
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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. Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
Made by the Lafite-Rothschild team, this is a powerfully dense wine. It has intense botrytis and fine acidity, as well as sumptuous ripe marmalade and apricot flavors. This is certainly for long-term aging. Barrel Sample: 95–97 Points Wine Enthusiast
Awards
Harvested right through until 10th November, this is a fairly rich, luscious Rieussec with an amazing texture and flavours of fleshy apricots and nectarines, toffee and crème caramel. 83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. Barrel Sample 95 Points Decanter
Production Notes
Blend: 83% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Other Notes
Classified "Premier Grand Cru" in 1855, Rieussec has held its reputation and the quality of its wine, throughout the difficult years which Sauternes properties have been through. Albert Vuillier, who took over in 1971, has paid special attention to the development of the vineyard and pushed the standard of the wines produced to the highest level. This policy has paid dividends, since in recent years, Rieussec has received particular acclaim in numerous tastings of the "Premier Cru" of Sauternes. In 1985, wishing to consolidate Rieussec's position, Albert Vuillier entered into partnership with Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to go even further in the elusive search for the perfect Sauternes.
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