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Rivesaltes, Château Sisqueille 1930

Tasting Notes

The 1930 Rivesaltes from Sisqueille is the oldest vintage unless you go right back to the 1874 that I tasted a couple of years ago. The 1930 was bottled in 2011. It has more richness on the nose than I was expecting, with bay leaf, clove, quince and a touch of rosewater, beautifully defined if not quite as profound as the 1941. The palate is viscous on the entry with fine acidity, a tang of marmalade and quince, cloves and Chinese five-spice, although I think with age it has lost a little persistence on the finish. Still, this is very fine. Drink 2017-2030.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim Se), September 2017

A well developed tawny Port-like colour. The nose reminds us of a Sercial but it's much sweeter than expected on the palate with the nuttiness giving way to Bual-like richness. A wonderful blend of sweet old fruit which is balanced by an orange-zest-like acidity. Persists for a long time. Very much alive despite its 80 years of age. Quite remarkable really. A real privilege to drink a wine of this age that still has so much vivacity.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, March 2010

Tawny and lively. Fresh and dried fruit peel. Very vibrant and fun. Really racy and good.
Drink 2011-2020

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2017
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