1996 Rieussec 1er Cru Sauternes

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Price: £320.00 (£414.01 Inc Duty & VAT)
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  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : In Bond
  • Size : 12/75CL

Part of the Lafite portfolio, Rieussec is one of the top names when it comes to Sauternes - holding its own among the likes of Chateau D'Yquem.

Conditions prior to the harvest of the 1996 were very good - a dry September with the development of fog in the mornings, this aided the growth of botrytis. The chateau suggests that this vintage can be aged for a good length of time. Full of flavour, and beautifully balanced, this is a fine sauternes.

 

Information About Chateau Rieussec

The Rieussec estate was originally owned by Carmelite monks, but after its confiscation during the French revolution it was sold into private ownership. During the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux, Rieussec was awarded Premier Cru status. 

Since 1984 Chateau Rieussec has been a part of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). New ownership coincided with more rigorous selection measures and renovation of the winemaking facilities and cellars; the surge in quality was first visible in the 1988 vintage.

The vineyard of Rieussac is one of the largest in Sauternes, covering 93 hectares, and planted to 90% Semillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle. 

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 01 April 1999

This wine offers an orange, caramel, and honeyed nose with intriguing quince/kumquat fruit flavors, a complex personality, and a low level of glycerin in the mouth. This medium to full-bodied, long wine will be at its peak between 2000-2020. with intriguing quince/kumquat fruit flavors, a complex personality, and a low level of glycerin in the mouth. This medium to full-bodied, long wine will be at its peak between 2000-2020.

Rating : 89

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.

Cases Cost c/s per year
1-3 Cases£12.50
4+ Cases£11.00
25+ Cases£9.15

Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.

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