Rivesaltes, Riveyrac 1970

RegionVin Doux Naturel
SubregionSouthern France
TypeFortified


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Vin Doux Naturel1970Rivesaltes, RiveyracBT23480.00cs89 NMAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The 1970 Rivesaltes has a much darker colour than those from the early eighties – the nose offering wax resin, orange pith and a hint of petrol, like a very old German Riesling in some ways. The palate is very well balanced with a fine thread of acidity that counters the dried honey, mandarin and quince notes. This is one Rivesaltes where I was hoping for a little more viscosity on the finish, but I appreciate the bitter orange peel, eau-de-vie tinged aftertaste. Tasted with Philippe Gayral. 2018 - 2030

Score: 89Neal Martin, vinous.com, October 2018

A medium tawny in colour which shows a clear leaning towards grenache noir in the blend, the nose here is one of dried cherries and figs, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is smooth and silky, with vibrant acidity and fresh red and black fruits countering the sweetness and leaving only a medium-sweet perception. The dried fruit and layer-upon-layer of savoury and sweet spices add wonderful complexity. The finish is spicy, almost peppery and enduring in it's fruit power.

Score: 17.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2018

Chocolate, granite, floral, incredible depth and layering on the finish. Such incredible density! A powerful and infinite palate.

Score: 18.5Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2018

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