Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2014
The wine has a fairly dense nose with honey and acacia flowers. It is slightly woody and full-bodied as well as generous or well-balanced palate with a pleasantly sweet finish. It is a blend of 91% S millon, 5% Sauvignon and 4% Muscadelle. The Chateau Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 93% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle, 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. Range: 95-97 The 2014 Rieussec is a real stunner. Rich, ample and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2014 boasts fabulous richness and exceptional overall balance. An exotic m lange of honey, mint, chamomile, jasmine, candied lemon and coconut captivates the senses. The voluptuous 2014 is a real showstopper from Rieussec. Range: 93-96+ The aromas of botrytis are all there. Very spicy mushroom-powder and flower character. Dried-lemon undertones. Full-bodied, medium sweet, dense and flavorful with so much fruit intensity and bright acidity. Vibrant. Drink or hold.