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White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Rieussec

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
Drink between 2015 - 2033 (Edit)
CT93.1 596 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 460

  • SaltWine wrote:

    September 11, 2023 - 5.7.23little nose,raisins drink now

  • Purple Tooth wrote: 94 points

    August 1, 2023 - Absolutely delicious. So aged in it’s orange appearance with whiffs of rummed orange creamsicle, with a bright acidic zing that comes back for the finishing punch. This is at total peak for stage 2 from a 1/2 but has the legs for overdrive. DRINK or Hold depending on your sweet desire

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • DCHawkeye Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 14, 2023 - Drank with friends over dessert at La Piquette in D.C. - another excellent showing with vibrant acidity to match the sweetness, and a brilliant nose. The friend who expressed not being a big fan of sweet wines was impressed at how well this paired with dessert.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • VincentMorey Likes this wine:

    July 8, 2023 - Pop and pour. Elegance in spades. Light botrytis compared to a 2009 or 2001 Sauternes vintage, butterscotch, brioche, dried apricot, dried peach, flowers, light nuttiness, pastry cream, ginger, black pepper. Very nice mouth feel.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drrobvino wrote: 92 points

    June 11, 2023 - Opened my first of 2 bottles to celebrate the graduation of triplets...all born in 2005.
    Lovely Sauternes, we sipped this wine with cake and a few euchre games.
    Nutty, dried apricot and melon, lychee and lovely botrytis.
    There is ample acidity to cut through the sweetness. Drink through 2030 or so.

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

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


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

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


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

    (Chateau Rieussec (Sauternes)) Subscribe to see review text.


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

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


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

    (Chateau Rieussec Sauternes) Subscribe to see review text.


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

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


  • 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

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, 3296361000538, 3296363016100, 3419466170832, 3511060557603, 400001747216, 4000115859568, 722358281503, 961481054404

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 645 (3%)
  • In Cellars 13,322 (72%)
  • Consumed 4,506 (24%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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100% Like It  181 votes

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