2016 Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
2016 Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec
  • VN 92
  • JD 92
  • WA 91
  • JS 91
  • WE 91
  • DC 90

Reg: $29.94

$23.94

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Reg: $29.94

$23.94

This product is
out of stock

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VN 92
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Carmes de Rieussec is absolutely gorgeous. Hints of passionfruit, pineapple and mint all run through this gracious Sauternes. Medium in body, open-knit and accessible, the 2016 is easy to drink and enjoy right...   The 2016 Carmes de Rieussec is absolutely gorgeous. Hints of passionfruit, pineapple and mint all run through this gracious Sauternes. Medium in body, open-knit and accessible, the 2016 is easy to drink and enjoy right now. The 2016 Carmes is an absolutely delicious second wine from Rieussec that emphasizes freshness and immediacy. Residual sugar is relatively modest at 120 grams per liter. -- Antonio Galloni  
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
(90-92) Not yet bottled, the 2016 Carmes de Rieussec offers a medium to full-bodied, ripe, sweetly fruited, moderately honeyed style. This was a good, not great year for Sauternes due to the difficulty in the development...   (90-92) Not yet bottled, the 2016 Carmes de Rieussec offers a medium to full-bodied, ripe, sweetly fruited, moderately honeyed style. This was a good, not great year for Sauternes due to the difficulty in the development of botrytis, but this has good purity, impressive balance, and is certainly delicious. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.  
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Pale lemon in color, the 2016 Carmes de Rieussec features notes of candied orange peel and honey-drizzled peaches with touches of beeswax and lemon curd. The palate is rich with a lovely line of freshness cutting though...   Pale lemon in color, the 2016 Carmes de Rieussec features notes of candied orange peel and honey-drizzled peaches with touches of beeswax and lemon curd. The palate is rich with a lovely line of freshness cutting though the stone fruit layers, finishing on a spicy note. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
Sweet honey, lemon rind and cooked pineapple. Medium sweet, medium-bodied and an easy finish with toffee and caramel undertones to the cooked fruit. Second wine of Rieussec. Drink in 2021.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
Packed with ripe, honeyed Sémillon, this wine has richness while also keeping plenty of freshness. Acidity and a crisp edge are balanced with the intense orange marmalade and spice flavors that will make this wine develop...   Packed with ripe, honeyed Sémillon, this wine has richness while also keeping plenty of freshness. Acidity and a crisp edge are balanced with the intense orange marmalade and spice flavors that will make this wine develop well. Drink from 2022.  
DC 90
Decanter, October 2018
A quince and pineapple nose is followed by passion fruit and white peach flesh in the mouth. It's a lovely fresh and floral Sauternes. Read more at...   A quince and pineapple nose is followed by passion fruit and white peach flesh in the mouth. It's a lovely fresh and floral Sauternes. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/cha-teau-rieussec-carmes-de-rieussec-sauternes-2016-24907#fUbrwkSYGEbIF9zD.99  
Category Description
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML