2017 Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml) »FUTURES«

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2017 Chateau Rieussec

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Sauternes
Grape Varietal: Semillon
Review Score: 98WA, 97JD, 97WE, 97V

This is a FUTURES item. 2017 futures will begin arriving in 2020. 13 bottles available.


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Blended of 83% Sémillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 Rieussec gives up beautiful notes of orange marmalade, beeswax, acacia honey and yuzu with touches of lemon tart, grapefruit pastilles and musk perfume. The palate is full, rich and unctuous with incredible layers of citrus and honeyed fruits, finishing very long and perfumed.

96-98 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # 236 - Apr 2018)

The 2017 Rieussec is a killer Sauternes that shows the fresh, chiseled style of the vintage while still packing awesome fruit. Huge notes of orange blossom, honeyed citrus, mints and exotic flowers flow to a full-bodied, viscous 2017 that has beautiful purity, a clean, perfectly balanced texture, integrated acidity and a great finish. It’s a rockstar effort.

95-97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Apr 2018)

Hugely rich, this wine has great intensity. Ripe mango and peach flavors boast a strong botrytis flavor, giving it full-bodied concentration. With its larger-than-life richness, it needs many years to calm down. Drink from 2025.

95-97 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2018)

The 2017 Rieussec captures the natural intensity of the year, while also remaining faithful to the house style that is now favored by the estate. A high percentage of Sauvignon Blanc (17%) adds freshness and lift to the passionfruit, pineapple, mint and lemon confit flavors. Beautifully harmonious and persistent in the glass, the 2017 has so much to offer. In this tasting, it is simply tremendous.

94-97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2018)