Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2016 375ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2016 375ml
SKU: 67226

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2016

  • wa96+
  • we96
  • ws93

375ml
$24.99

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Château Rieussec has been a leading wine in Sauternes for several generations. Ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in 1855, it is made with a subtle blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle.
Wine Advocate
  • wa96+

Pale lemon colored, the 2016 Rieussec comes sashaying out of the glass with a beautiful floral and citrus perfume of orange blossom, pink grapefruit, yuzu, lime leaves, lemongrass and fallen leaves with hints of nutmeg and candied ginger. Having shed a lot of the puppy fat from when I last tasted this from barrel, the palate reveals loads of elegant, tightly wound layers and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

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.

Roger Voss, April 2017
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Quite fresh, with acacia and honeysuckle notes out front, followed by a stream of mirabelle plum, yellow apple, pineapple and white peach flavors. Offers an unctuous feel on the finish while staying on the brighter side. Among the top efforts in the vintage. Best from 2022 through 2035. 500 cases made. - JM

James Molesworth, 2019