Château Rieussec - Sauternes 2019 (750ml)


Price: $123.00

Producer Château Rieussec
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion Sauternes
Varietal Bordeaux White Blend
Vintage 2019
Sku 1268037
Size 750ml

Vinous: 97 Points

The 2019 Rieussec is absolutely gorgeous. Gracious and supremely elegant in feel the 2019 is immediately impressive. An exotic melange of lemon confit marzipan white flowers passionfruit and tangerine oil opens effortlessly. The 2019 is compelling from start to finish. Harvest took place from October 8 to 15 in three passes. The 2019 is the first vintage that will be offered in a stylish new bottle. It is no secret Sauternes has struggled of late. I must say I really liked the new and very modern presentation which shows a more playful side of Sauternes that might just work in creating a bit more excitement around these wines.

Decanter: 96 Points

Lovely noble rot aromas but quite modern in profile with freshness and energy. On the palate there is expressive and open flavours of honeyed lemon orange rind and pineapple well wrapped in a viscous rich sumptuous and seductive layer of sweetness. Great acidity backbone not mouthwatering as such but just enough that it lifts the overall feeling so much then the structure comes in supporting the frame making you think this is a serious and super charming wine. Great texture also the flavours glide across the palate. Excellent intensity but also freshness. A great aperitif style to enjoy before a meal - serve cold and let the wine reveal more complexity and nuance as it warms and opens. A new fun bottle was introduced for this vintage. Dark glass was used 'obliging you to pour it as you can't see the colour' says Saskia de Rothschild with a reusable cork stopper so it can be kept in the fridge and consumed in several sittings. Drinking Window 2027 - 2045

Jane Anson: 96 Points

Expertly constructed with luxuriously intense pineapple mango and apricot pit flavours matched step for step by bitter orange peel lime juice and tingling grated ginger. Sauternes doesn't always manage to deliver such a mouth-watering mix of satin texture set against pinpoint acidity but the l

Wine Advocate: 94-96 Points

Pale lemon-gold in color the 2019 Rieussec flaunts a delicately scented nose of fresh grapefruit lemon curd lime leaves and clover honey with wafts of jasmine white truffles and nutmeg. The palate slowly builds revealing layers of apple and citrus fruits with loads of savory accents framed by refreshing acidity and a seductively oily texture finishing on a lingering honey-nut note.

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