Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 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. Noth... Read more

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 o... Read more

Actually, 3.9 stars. Color, this sauternes has a nice, deep, golden color, very appealing. On the nose, very complex, dried apricot, caramel, honey... Read more

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Snooth User: tabednar
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3.50 5
02/01/2012

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.


Snooth User: Val13
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2.00 5
02/28/2009

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.


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
822657194
4.00 5
07/03/2011

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!


External Reviews for Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Thick and rich, with a lovely balance of botrytis and spice character. Full-bodied and oily, with a long, sweet finish. Could be one of the wines of the vintage. Almost classic.


External Review
03/22/2012

\ 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.\


External Review
03/29/2010

1er Grand Cru Classé 2005 - Château Rieussec: 1er Grand Cru Classé 2005 - Weißwein von Château RieussecIntensiv goldgelb leuchtet der 1er Grand Cru Classé 2005 im Glas. Das Bukett verströmt eine angenehme Frische und wird von marmeladigen Aromen kandierter Früchte, vor allem Feigen und Aprikosen, dominiert. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich sehr ausgeglichen, die Säure und sie Süße harmonieren perfekt miteinander. Die kandierten Früchte schmeicheln im Mund. Das Finale ist schön lang anhaltend.Weingut: Château Rieussec (Domaines Barons de Rothschild - Lafite)Land: FrankreichRegion: BordeauxRebsorte: 90% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% MuscadetInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 3,5 g/lRestsüße: 120,0 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift Suche nach Rebsorten > Weiße Rebsorten > Muscadelle


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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. Neal Martins Wine


External Review
06/17/2010

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2005 Chateau Rieussec 1/2 Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: SAUTERNES Semillon 375 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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847067 Snooth User: motakz
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5.00 5
05/27/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Offers 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...96." WS 4/08.

"Offers 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...96." WS 4/08.

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