Chateau Rieussec 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The Château Rieussec 2014 is picked from 15 to 29 October through seven tries, the yield half the normal crop at 13 hectoliters per hectare. Charles Chevalier, how lest we forget started here and not chez Lafite, told me that the beginning of September had overripe grapes with passerillage – the second part had very good levels of botrytis. The blend is from these two parts. The bouquet is very well defined with crystal clear honeysuckle and white peach scents. The palate is beautifully balanced with nigh on perfect acidity that makes this seem just so…effortless. I would like to see a little more persistence on the finish, but otherwise this is classic Rieussec that might...and I stress might...just give that Sauternes beginning with the 25th letter of the alphabet, a run for its money.
Country/Region: France, Sauternes
Grape Variety: Sémillon 93%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%, Muscadelle 2%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 95-97/100