Rivesaltes, Riveyrac 1980
The 1980 Rivesaltes has a slight adhesive note on the nose that detracts from the precision and fruit expression. The palate is nicely balanced with a viscous opening, notes of orange zest, dried honey, toffee and touches of clove, although like the 1982 I would like a little more depth on the finish. Tasted with Philippe Gayral. 2018 - 2023
|Score: 86||Neal Martin, vinous.com, October 2018|
Nutty, earthy and oily. Starting to show the ethereal qualities of old age – the damp, woody funk of attics and cellars. Combines youth and maturity in a wonderful weave of complexity.
|Score: 18.5||Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2018|
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