Chateau Rieussec Sauternes Msc 2005
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A tad bit less "umph" than I expected. So light bodied it has almost a watered down feel to it. Very subtle flavors that do open up with time. Nothing jumps out at first but a decent finish with hints of pepper and earth. Not bad but just not was I expected coming from Pauillac.
This is my first Sauternes tasting, so take this as you will. Bouquet reminded me of a vegetable garden, almost like tomato leaves. Rich, but not over-poweringly so. Drank with pears and blue cheese, which it is supposed to complement...didn't see what the big deal was there. Not bad, but I just don't think Sauternes is my thing.
Actually, 3.9 stars. Color, this sauternes has a nice, deep, golden color, very appealing. On the nose, very complex, dried apricot, caramel, honey, classic nose! Midpalate, oil think, full bodied, dried apricot and honey are interacting harmoniously, it completely covers my tongue. Finish, very smooth, textured, nice complexity, lingering in the mouth (50+ seconds), round, and well balanced. Overall, this sauternes is very well made. It has a lot of potential. It is young and has not peaked yet. I'd recommend you put it away for 40 even 60 more years! It will only get better over time. Bottled at 13%. I am 93+ on this effort now. I can see it as a 95 pointer in 30+ years from now. Happy drinking!
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A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, creme brulee, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70ndash;75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010ndash;2035.
Im Glas leuchtendes Goldgelb. Die Nase zeigt Anklänge von Aprikosen, Melonen und Zitrusfrüchten. Im Gaumen zeigt er sich komplex und vielschichtig mit einer wunderschönen Bestätigung des Bouquets. Das lange Finale begeistert und endet mit viel Frucht.
Carmes de Rieussec 2005 - Château Rieussec: Carmes de Rieussec 2005 - Dessertwein von Château RieussecDer Zweitwein von Château Rieussec wird aus den gleichen Trauben vinifiziert wie der Hauptwein. Der Carmes de Rieussec 2005 von Château Rieussec präsentiert eine unglaublich aromatische Fülle, die von Zitrusfrüchten dominiert wird. Der Name Carmes de Rieussec bezieht sich auf die Karmelitermönche in Langon, die im 18. Jh. Eigentümer von Rieussec waren.Weingut: Château Rieussec (Barons de Rothschild - Lafite)Land: FrankreichRegion: BordeauxRebsorte: 85% Sémillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% MuscadelleInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 3,0 g/lRestsüße: 118,0 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 10°C Süßwein > Frankreich > Bordeaux
Deep, oaky aromas of honey, coconut, vanilla and cregrave;me bruleacute;e. Sweet and plump in the mouth; the flavors of coconut and tropical fruit are initially dominated by spicy oak notes. Finishes with slight heat (the alcohol is a relatively high 14.7%) but also excellent persistence of flavor. This showed more development of flavor as it opened in the glass.
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. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Rieussec 750ml
This is a stunningly complex and elegant wine, but it is less muscular as well as less fat than either the 1983 or 1989. There are plenty of smoky almonds, peaches, and honeyed apricot fruit in the nose and flavors. In the mouth, the wine has a certain elegance, and perhaps not quite the punch one normally expects from Rieussec. Nevertheless, it is still a compelling Sauternes that should age magnificently. Anticipated maturity: 1994ndash;2010.
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