Rivesaltes, Riveyrac 1969

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Tasting Notes

Engine oil, treacle, prune. It has all the knowledge and compression of fossil fuel. Tastes neat, like it should be diluted before consumption, almost.

Score: 19Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2018

The 1969 Rivesaltes has a deep amber colour. It has a captivating bouquet with Seville orange marmalade, quince, furniture polish and just a touch of copper piping. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely marmalade, quince, fig and prune notes, exactly the right amount of dryness/sweetness with a long spicy aftertaste of Chinese 5-spice and cardamom. This sports the most madeirisation of the Rivesaltes tasted from Riveyrac, but it works supremely well. Tasted with Philippe Gayral. 2018 - 2030

Score: 93Neal Martin, vinous.com, October 2018

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