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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2016

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2016 France  Bordeaux  Graves  Sauternes White Wine  White Blend  Dessert / Fortified  Bordeaux  Sauternes
Product ID: 30991
Region: France, Bordeaux, Graves, Sauternes
Varietal: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Type: White Wine, White Blend, Dessert / Fortified, Bordeaux, Sauternes
Vintage: 2016
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.0
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"Blend: 83% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle." - winemaker
"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." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"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." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

"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." - JamesSuckling.com

"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." - Wine Enthusiast
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Bordeauxbeef, lamb, grilled veal, game, grilled turkeyCamembert, Edam, Emmental, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Reblochon, Roquefortrich sauces
Sauternespork roastCreme Fraiche, Marscopone or blue cheeseberries, chocolate, cream, pear tart or raspberry mousse
Sauvignon Blancwhite meats like chicken and pork, scallops, shrimp or smoked seafoodAsiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, goat cheese, Gruyere or Parmesancitrus or vinaigrettes
Semillonwhite meats like chicken, turkey or porkBrie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan or Provolonebasil, butter, cream, garlic or saffron
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