• Nick's Import

2014 Carmes de Rieussec

Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$56. 99 Bottle
$683.88 Dozen

Other Reviews...
Plump and open, with hazelnut and crème brûlée flavors, framed with pleasant pineapple and peach chutney notes. Tasted non-blind.
88-91 points
J.M - Wine Spectator

This is really excellent for the second wine of Rieussec. Spices, dried pineapple and dried mushrooms. Full, sweet and intense. Excellent.
92-93 points
James Suckling

The Carmes de Rieussec 2014 is a blend of 92% Semillon and 4% each of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc. It has a very pure and honeyed bouquet that demonstrates superb intensity. The palate is unctuous on the entry with a touch of ginger, plenty of botrytised fruit but just missing the persistence on the finish that cuts away a little swiftly, just as the wine is getting into its stride. Still, this should be a capable deuxième vin.
88-90 Points
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate #218 April 2015