Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005 375ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005

  • wa97
  • ws96
  • we94
  • v93
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005 375ml

SKU 00413

375ml Bottle

Beautiful intense golden colour. Pleasantly fresh bouquet, with jammy notes and candied fruit (apricots, figs). Round and smooth on the palate, with candied notes and a long finish.
Category Dessert Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Sauternes
Brand Chateau Rieussec
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Rieussec is a blend of 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle picked between 23 September and 27 October. It has a fabulous bouquet that is mineral-rich and tensile. The palate repeats its performance from last year: focused, tense, laden with botrytis-rich fruit with a crystalline and sorbet-fresh finish that seals the deal. One of the best releases from the estate in recent years. Tasted April 2016.

Neal Martin, January 31, 2017
  • 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
  • v93

VinousFull yellow-gold. Expressive aromas of pineapple, coconut, sweet vanillin oak and spices. Then wonderfully thick, fat and sweet, with the exotic coconut character carrying through in the mouth. Finishes saline and powerful, with palate-staining flavors of pineapple, coconut and spicy oak. Conveys a strong impression of solidity.

Stephen Tanzer, July 2008