Rieussec 2016

Product Details

Vintage
2016
Colour
White
Appellation
Sauternes

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £480.00 2 cs
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £450.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Neal Martin
92-94

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. - Wine Advocate #230, April 2017

James Suckling
98-99

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. - March 2017

Jancis Robinson
16.5+

Ginger nose. Solid, a little yeoman-like. Almost as though they have given up trying for sophistication with this wine. Very sweet with the acidity slightly uncomfortably low. Drink 2024-2040. - jancisrobinson.com, April 2017

Antonio Galloni
93-96

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. - vinous.com, April 2017