2016 Chateau Rieussec - "Sauternes" 375 ML

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2016 Château Rieussec - "Sauternes" 370 ml

1st cru classé

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

Grape varieties

83% Sémillon,  12% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle

ageing in oak barrels

18 to 26 months depending on the year, 50 to 55% in new barrels.

Average annual production

Varies a great deal depending on the vintage, but on average is about 6,000 cases (however, none was made in 1977, 1993 and 2012).

Tasting Notes (at bottling)

Bright, golden yellow color.
The nose is fresh and powerful with citrus notes, particularly tangerine skin. These are complemented by toasted aromas from the perfectly integrated oak.
On the palate, the attack is very fresh and balanced, characterized by mellowness and finesse. The wine then reveals its power, with a sensation of fullness and tremendous density. The very long, lingering finish offers aromas of dried apricots, caramel and bitter orange.

Category: Bordeaux, Sauternes, White

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