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1976 Ch. Rieussec

Ch. Rieussec
The huge nose of toasted almonds, caramel, chocolate, and brown sugar does exhibit a trace of volatile acidity, so technocrats are likely to be turned off. Incredibly rich and full bodied, with a honeyed, luscious texture and extremely intense flavors, this exotic, hugely proportioned wine (15% alcohol) can only be served as a dessert. The yield at Rieussec in 1976 was 2.5 hectoliters per hectare, which is approximately one third of a glass of wine per vine. This is a bold, rather overblown style of Sauternes, but I love it.
(Robert Parker Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition - Jan 1998)Château Rieussec


Ch. Rieussec
Product: 919879
Maturity: Drink now
Vintage: 1976
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Sauternes Map of the region
Producer: Château Rieussec
Grape Variety: Sauv.Blanc & Sémillon
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Sweet, 13% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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