2016 Rieussec (Sauternes)

Origin
Fargues, Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
sweet
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
37.5cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019 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 9
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

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. 93 points

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 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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