Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes 2016


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Grape Blend


Wine Type


The colour is a beautiful bright, pale yellow. The nose is intense and reveals notes of tropical fruit such as mango and pineapple. There are some well-integrated oaky notes from the barrel ageing. The attack is subtle and elegant with a beautiful liveliness that very much characterises the vintage. It has superb volume on the mid-palate. The wine remains balanced and consistent through to the finish, which reveals a very mild sweetness with lightly roasted notes evoking caramel. This is a blend of Sémillon (97%), Sauvignon Blanc (1%) and Muscadelle (2%).