Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005

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96
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96
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94

Winery Tasting Notes (At Bottling) :

Beautiful sparkling yellow colour, already deepening, but still with a few green glints of youth.

The nose is delicate, with scents of wild flowers. There are also notes of candied citrus fruit and melon. The wood is well-integrated.

On the palate, the attack is subtle and the wine then develops substantial volume. It reveals a pleasant acidity, with a good balance between freshness and richness. Citrus fruit is again present, with notes of orange. The long, fresh finish develops classic notes of candied apricots. While having a good potential to improve with age, this is also a wine that can be enjoyed relatively young.

Category Dessert Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Brand Chateau Rieussec
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorShows enticing aromas of toffee, cream, dried apricot and caramel. Full-bodied, very sweet and thick, with honey and caramel flavors. Long and rich, oozing with sweet, ripe fruit, this is like liquid candy. Best after 2016.

James Suckling, June 30, 2008
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastYou get both apricots and honeyed botrytis aromas that are followed through by a dry core, very full-bodied with richness, the sweetness of the yellow jam fruits, apricots and mangoes gliding over the palate. Delicious, and certainly ageworthy.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008