Chateau Rieussec 2015 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2015 Rieussec was picked over five tries through the vineyard between 9 September and 27 October. "We had a bit of frost towards the end and 10% was harvested afterwards. The quality was affected and this was put into the second wine," winemaker Eric Kohler informed me. This year the grand vin constitutes between one-third and one-fourth of the total crop. It has a fragrant bouquet, of honey, white almond and peach, that is disarmingly seductive. The palate is refined and poised: a lovely thread of acidity here, with a keen mineral-laden finish that leaves the mouth tingling with pleasure. This is a top-tier Rieussec that hits all the right buttons. Drink: 2020 - 2055.
Country/Region: France, Sauternes
Grape Variety: Sémillon 86%, Sauvignon Blanc 14%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 95-97/100