Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005
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Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2005
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  BN#173309
Category: Dessert Wine
Varietal:Sémillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc
Region: France » Bordeaux » Sauternes
Producer: Chateau Rieussec
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Chateau Rieussec

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.

Wine Spectator

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.

Score: 96. —James Suckling, June 30, 2008.

Wine Enthusiast

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.

Score: 94. —Roger Voss, June 01, 2008.

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