(52% sauvignon gris and 48% semillon): Bright straw. Peach, pink grapefruit, ginger, caraway seed and a hint of rosemary on the nose. Bright, juicy and dry, with nicely concentrated flavors of mandarin orange, pink grapefruit and ginger. A mineral nuance emerged with aeration and lingered nicely through the long, lively finish.
Robert Parker 87
The 2013 Rieussec is a blend of 96% Semillon and 4% Sauvignon Blanc picked between 26 September and 31 October. It has a simple, slightly resinous bouquet, a little more malic than usual. The palate is better than the nose, well balanced and harmonious with brioche and honeycomb-tinged fruit. It is so pleasant that you wish the aromatics would pull up their socks. Drink over the next 15 years or so. I wager that this a vintage destined to be outshone by the 2012. Tasted April 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029