Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2016

"Blend: 83% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle." - winemaker
Availability: In stock
SKU: 30991
$81.25
$57.39
$23.86 (29%)

"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

"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, The Wine Advocate

"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

"95–97. Barrel Sample. 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." - Wine Enthusiast

Products specifications
Vintage 2016
Country France
Varietal Blend
Size 750ML
Region Bordeaux
Sub Region Sauternes
Critic: Robert Parker 92
Critic: Robert Parker 94
Critic: Wine Enthusiast 96
Critic: James Suckling 98
Critic: James Suckling 99
Critic: Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93
Critic: Antonio Galloni, Vinous 96
Wine Types Dessert / Fortified
Wine Types White Wine
ABV% 27.0