Rieussec 2006

Rieussec 2006

Region: Sauternes, France

Blend:  94% Semillon, 3% Mucsadelle, 3% Sauvignon Blanc



Rieussec 2006 is a wine of captivating allure and complexity. Its appearance graces the eye with a beautiful pale golden hue, subtly tinged with hints of orange, immediately setting the stage for a sensory journey. The nose is a revelation, boasting a fairly dense bouquet that beautifully marries the delicate fragrances of honeysuckle and acacia flowers with the enchanting essence of candied fruit. As the wine graces the palate, it begins subtly, gradually intensifying with each sip. The taste is a harmonious blend of honeyed richness, which unfurls gracefully, culminating in a long and lingering fruity finish. This remarkable wine is a testament to its terroir and craftsmanship, a symphony of flavors and aromas that dance on the senses, underscored by a refreshing note of freshness that lingers as a delightful encore. Rieussec 2006 is a masterpiece that captivates the most discerning of palates.

Robert Parker - 92 Points

"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."