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Château Rieussec 2006

Château Rieussec 2006
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    2006 Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

    Chateau Rieussec borders Yquem and Fargues. The 93-hectares vineyard lies on hilly gavel, lime soils with clay subsoil. The 2006 vintage is 94% Semillon, 3% Sauvignon, and 3% Muscadelle.

    The wine presents a lovely orange-tinted pale gold hue. The nose is dense and exudes pleasant mix of flower notes (honeysuckle and acacia) and candied fruits. The 2006 Chateau Rieussec starts off subtle and generous on the palate yet increasingly offers intensity with honey flavours that lead to a long, fruity, quite fresh finish.

    Parker : 92 / 100
    J. Robinson : 18 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2006 Rieussec is a blend of 94% Semillon, 3% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle picked between 5 September and 10 October. The bouquet is a little smudged at first with marmalade and quince aromas, bit it soon clarifies in the glass to deliver the first signs of secondary aromas of beeswax and lanolin. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, a little more angular than the 2007 with barley sugar, quince and a touch of spice, though just like the 2007, I feel it does not quite deliver the persistence on the finish that you might expect. Nevertheless, this remains a fine Rieussec to enjoy over the next 20-odd years. Tasted April 2016.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    J. Robinson
    18

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château Rieussec

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    1er cru classe

    Parker
    92

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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