White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Rieussec

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 349

  • peternelson wrote: 92 points

    November 8, 2019 - Rich apricot, caramel, cookie dough or maybe that was dessert; intense, rich body, full and sweet. perfect with soft gooey choco chip cookies. At Monopole

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • GFischmann Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 1, 2019 - Lovely balance!

  • cannym Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 31, 2019 - Testing out a theory that this is a sweet point for ageing sauternes. Not far wrong. Still plenty of fruits but an overlay of further complexity.Deep gold. Tropical fruits, barley sugar, etc, etc. Clean. Moderate botrytis. Long. Lovely.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • gipsy123 Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 13, 2019 - Consistent with previous notes.

  • Sovinator Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 29, 2019 - Beautiful golden color of aged Sauternes. Butterscotch, toffee and honey notes. Thoroughly enjoyed this as ending point of a fine meal

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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WineAlign

  • By David Lawrason
    3/24/2012 (link)

    (Château Rieussec, Ac Sauternes red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2009 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

    (Chateau Rieussec Sauternes) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/20/2006 (link)

    (Ch Rieussec Sauternes White) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/19/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Rieussec) From 375 ml - light golden yellow color; botrytis, honeyed, apricot nose; botrytis, ripe apricot, honeyed, baked pear palate; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Rieussec (Sauternes)) As I wrote in my vintage report back in 2007, the 2005 growing season was blessed with botrytis. And yet in my early tastings, the vintage never really showed much of this character, and this impression is maintained here. This wine has an aromatic character very typical of passerillage, full of crystalline-candied fruit, with a rather dried-desiccated feel to it. On the palate it has a light and bright pineapple character very closely aligned with the nose in style, backed up by a sweet, fleshy, slightly oily texture, and some nice acidity giving it a very clean and stylish substance. Fine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château Rieussec
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 031259026138, 071570021474, 087000332652, 087000337510, 087000347618, 100000001769, 3296361000514, 3511060557603, 400001747216, 4000115859568, 722358281503, 961481054404

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 632 (4%)
  • In Cellars 12,518 (77%)
  • Consumed 3,081 (19%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

foie gras, cheese plate, chocolate cake, crème brûlée, dessert au poires, dessert aux amandes, dessert aux fraises, dessert aux pommes, rice pudding, Roquefort

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