Chateau Rieussec 2019 Sauternes
Vinous: 97 Points
The 2019 Rieussec is absolutely gorgeous. Gracious and supremely elegant in feel the 2019 is immediately impressive. An exotic melange of lemon confit marzipan white flowers passionfruit and tangerine oil opens effortlessly. The 2019 is compelling from start to finish. Harvest took place from October 8 to 15 in three passes. The 2019 is the first vintage that will be offered in a stylish new bottle. It is no secret Sauternes has struggled of late. I must say I really liked the new and very modern presentation which shows a more playful side of Sauternes that might just work in creating a bit more excitement around these wines.