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Château Rieussec
1er Cru Classé, 2005

 

Sauternes

€195.00

750ml Bottle

'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.'
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Wine Advocate

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Quick Facts
Winemaker (s)
Serge Lagardère
Domaine
Château Rieussec
Vintage
2005
Type
Dessert Wine
Grape (s)
90% Semillon
8% Sauvignon Blanc
2% Muscadelle
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés
Appellation
Sauternes
Farming Practice
Conventional
Alcohol
14%
Bottle Size
750ml Bottle
Closure Type
Natural Cork
Style
Rich & Complex
Food Pairing
Foie Gras , Tarte tatin
Imported directly
Yes
Region

Chateau Rieussec

Rieussec has been owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild since 1985 and is located at one of the highest points of Sauternes in the village of Fargues where its vineyards border those of Château d`Yquem.
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