2016 Rieussec (Sauternes)

Origin
Fargues, Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
sweet
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
92-94 pts, Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Apr 2017 91 pts, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2017 93-96 pts, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Apr 2017 16.5 pts, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, Apr 2017 96 pts, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, Apr 2017
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

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. 92-94 points

Jane Anson

This certainly has the signature of its parent, with careful saffron spicing running through the citrus body, given lift by attractive points of lime arranged through the palate. This is a white wine for roast chicken, extremely welcoming but could be more tense. A lovely, lightly-toasted golden colour. 91 points

Antonio Galloni

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, pa ssion 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. 93-96 points

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