2016 Château Rieussec

Bordeaux Futures - Arrival spring 2019


6 in stock

Appellation: Sauternes

Ratings: JS 98-99  WE 95-97  DC 95  RP 92-94

Size: 750 ml

6 in stock


“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.” James Suckling

“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

“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.”

“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.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in


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