2005 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 96
  • WE 94
  • NM 94
  • IWC 93
  • JS 93

Reviews for 2005 Rieussec Sauternes Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2006
Shows 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.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that the Rieussec 2001. The palate... Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that the Rieussec 2001. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, real tension here with marmalade, lemon curd, apricot and cold stone. Wonderful acidity is interwoven throughout this Sauternes that demonstrates real race and sophistication. It is not as rich or as hedonistic as the Rieussec 2001, but I think the slightly better wine. More breeding and energy. Do not overlook this gem. - Neal Martin
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
You 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... You 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.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
To my surprise I have never encountered this vintage of Rieussec before. It is certainly superior to the 1989 tasted alongside. The nose is very attractive with intense honeyed fruit interlaced with Devonshire fudge and... To my surprise I have never encountered this vintage of Rieussec before. It is certainly superior to the 1989 tasted alongside. The nose is very attractive with intense honeyed fruit interlaced with Devonshire fudge and coconut the oak quite dominant. The palate has a sensual entry with crisp acidity touches of honeycomb and orange peel interlaced with almond and vanilla that lead to a very caressing lingering finish. This is a very fine Sauternes. Tasted October 2010.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2008
Full 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... Full 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.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2012
What a balance in this wine notes of apple pie honey and spiced lemons. Full-bodied and sweet with a bright acidity and dried citrus with honey and orange marmalade. 140 grams of residual sugar but very fresh still... What a balance in this wine notes of apple pie honey and spiced lemons. Full-bodied and sweet with a bright acidity and dried citrus with honey and orange marmalade. 140 grams of residual sugar but very fresh still. Beautiful now but wait to pull the cork in 2012.