Sauternes 1er Grand Cru, Château Rieussec 2016

DKK 499,00 inkl. moms

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.

Score: 98-99 James Suckling

Hjemkomst ultimo 2018

Varekategorier: , Tags: ,

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru, Château Rieussec 2016

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru, Château Rieussec 2016 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.

Score: 92-94 Neal Martin

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.

Score: 98-99 James Suckling

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.

Score: 93-96 Antonio Galloni