Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005

$124.99
$112.49

SKU 46801

750ml

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2005 was marked by drought. Only 127 mm of rain fell during the winter, and following a month of April with some more rain (129 mm), the dry weather began again at the end of May. The summer was first very hot in June and July, then cooler in August and September, which allowed slow ripening and good balance between body and freshness. Beautiful intense golden colour. Pleasantly fresh, showing jammy notes and candied fruit (apricots, figs). Round and smooth on the palate, with candied notes and a long finish.
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

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