Carmes de Rieussec (2nd wine of Rieussec) 2016

Sauternes/Barsac, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

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.

Score: 91

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2019-2033 29 March 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.

Score: 91

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com Maturity: 2021+ 17 January 2019

The 2016 Carmes de Rieussec has a charming bouquet of lifted, honeyed fruit, frangipane and orange blossom aromas. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, offering candied orange peel mixed with peach and apricot and a generous but nicely focused finish. This is delicious now but should give several years of drinking pleasure.

Score: 89

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2021-2033 01 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 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.

Score: 92

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2018-2028 01 January 2019

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.

Score: 90

Jane Anson, Decanter.com Maturity: 2020-2040 08 October 2018