What the Critics say
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.
Located 40km south of Bordeaux, Sauternes is the most prestigious dessert wine appellation in Bordeaux. It produces magical and precious nectars. These haute-couture wines, are made from botrytised Semillon grapes in a terroir with ideal soils and microclimate.
Semillon 89%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%, Muscadelle 1%.Floral aromas and fruit have melded to create a bouquet of remarkable complexity and balance. The palate showcases flavours of honey, orange marmalade, dried apricots and acacia flowers with a perfect combination of tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) bringing refreshing acidity. Long finish with notes of beeswax, roasted almond and hazelnut. The finish goes on and on.
|Grape Variety||Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Muscadelle|