1986 Rieussec

- 750 ml
91
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$135.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
12269-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 1986 is a complex and elegant wine, with plenty of smoky almonds, peaches, and honeyed apricot fruit in the nose and flavors. In the mouth, the wine has a certain elegance, and perhaps not quite the punch one normally expects from Rieussec. Nevertheless, it is a compelling Sauternes that should age magnificently... Robert Parker

Sokolin 1986 Rieussec Tasting Notes:

A vintage that could maybe even topple the practically legendary '82, this wonderful Pichon Lalande will have you enthralled before the first minute has passed. It's a masculine, powerful, thunderous red, and its plan of attack is straight-forward yet layered and multi-dimensional. On the nose, it boasts an enchanting bouquet of currants, creme de cassis, toasted oak, forest floor, and black cherries. The acidity and tannin levels are perfect for such a rich, concentrated wine, so there's no sense of lost balance at play. Despite its age, it shows youthful energy on the palate and an almost otherworldly density of flavor.

Drink or hold; there is no wrong decision. This beast will certainly be able to hold its own in a decade, so you don't have to rush. It will perform well against the world's greatest, and bring smiles and joy wherever you take it. Take your senses on vacation with this beautiful Pichon Lalande.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1986
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Rieussec: With a compelling soil composition and an elevation matched only by the legendary Chateau d'Yquem, Rieussec seems destined for success. Without a doubt, it's one of the most reputable wineries in all of Sauternes. That reputation only seems to grow each year, as they put out otherworldly wines with the consistency of a grandfather clock. If you have even a shred of passion for delicious white wines, then Rieussec will mesmerize your mind and mouth. Every glass pulses with energy and concentration, as the aromatic cocktail slowly expands, and you slowly deconstruct a multi-layered, intricate texture. Notes such as vanilla custard, juicy apricot, roasted hazelnut, and pineapples dance on the palate, and the balance of sweetness and acidity is precise. It doesn't get much better than this.
Rating 91 RP
Region Sauternes: The white wines of Bordeaux are sometimes sadly looked over, as the region is primarily known for their almost absurdly powerful and delicious reds. However, if you like a refreshing, sweet treat on a late summer evening or you wish to complete your journey through Bordeaux's finest wines, you should not skip a Sauternes bottle or two. Made from a carefully balanced mixture of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varietals, this wine boasts an almost supernatural sweetness. This sugary nature can be attributed to the presence of noble rot that can cause the grapes to visually resemble raisins in a way. We would completely understand if a single taste of fine Sauternes brought visible tears of joy to your eyes, as the flavor is just that magnificent. As you swirl the liquid gold in your mouth, an orchestral performance echoes on, with a grounding double bass of honey and the sharpness and acidity of a passionate violin solo. Notes of peach, apricot and nut punctuate the experience, sending you sky-high with inspiration and pure, emotional bliss. Let us open the door to a whole new world together.
Type of Wine Dessert White: In the minds of many wine lovers, no food pairing matches the appeal of a dessert and an appropriate dessert wine. For those of us with a pronounced sweet tooth, dessert whites come in many shapes, sizes, and, most importantly, varietals. Whether you're dealing with an Austrian Pinot Blanc or a sweet German Riesling, it's hard to resist for long.
Varietal Sauternes Blend: Made from a carefully balanced mixture of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varietals, the Sauternes blends boasts an almost supernatural sweetness. This sugary nature can be attributed to the presence of noble rot that can cause the grapes to visually resemble raisins in a way.
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