Château Rieussec Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

LM Segal Delectable Pro

An astounding sticky, nose of candied melon. Liquid pear and peach extract delivered on clouds framed by whispers of lemon and lime zest. Among the best Sauternes I’ve had, and the stuffing to improve for at least 10 years. Thanks, John @tavernsquare, brilliant as ever!

An astounding sticky, nose of candied melon. Liquid pear and peach extract delivered on clouds framed by whispers of lemon and lime zest. Among the best Sauternes I’ve had, and the stuffing to improve for at least 10 years. Thanks, John @tavernsquare, brilliant as ever!

9.6

Charles (Chad) Bucklin Delectable Pro

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

Great complexity and intensity. The lack of acidity makes this #sauternes a touch cloying. Plenty of life left. #chateaurieussec #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine

Great complexity and intensity. The lack of acidity makes this #sauternes a touch cloying. Plenty of life left. #chateaurieussec #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine

9.1

Eric Egan Delectable Pro

Trying to come up with more flattering analogies but all I can think of is pineapple juice and piña coladas... Really don't like the modern Rieussecs. Seriously middle-of-the-road; like recycled episodes of the Simpsons on Dave.

Trying to come up with more flattering analogies but all I can think of is pineapple juice and piña coladas... Really don't like the modern Rieussecs. Seriously middle-of-the-road; like recycled episodes of the Simpsons on Dave.

8.5

Eric Egan Delectable Pro

This is way too overdone for my taste. A hugely (almost sickly) sweet (unbalanced) wine full of waxy notes of honey and vanilla, with over-the-top jammy stewed fruit. Not what I look for in Sauternes. It's not terrible but it's basically just a bull in a china shop. A brute of a wine. No real finesse to speak of. Frankly poor winemaking - there's no excuse for this. Who are they trying to impress? I agree with Jancis (14/20) - Parker (96) was paid off or had a cold (a great example of why not to follow his peculiar ratings). The rest is going in my chicken casserole tomorrow.

This is way too overdone for my taste. A hugely (almost sickly) sweet (unbalanced) wine full of waxy notes of honey and vanilla, with over-the-top jammy stewed fruit. Not what I look for in Sauternes. It's not terrible but it's basically just a bull in a china shop. A brute of a wine. No real finesse to speak of. Frankly poor winemaking - there's no excuse for this. Who are they trying to impress? I agree with Jancis (14/20) - Parker (96) was paid off or had a cold (a great example of why not to follow his peculiar ratings). The rest is going in my chicken casserole tomorrow.

8.5

Daniel Mahdavian Delectable Pro

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

The gold standard

The gold standard

9.2

Trevor Maskell Delectable Pro

3 litre bottle!!! Great vintage. Amazing wine. Just goes on for ever. One of the best here

3 litre bottle!!! Great vintage. Amazing wine. Just goes on for ever. One of the best here

9.5

David J. H. Ruiz

6/27/2020: JD

6/27/2020: JD

10

Cameron Etezadi

An amazing vintage with honey and elderflower notes. Toffee bake da and a sweet apricot finish.

An amazing vintage with honey and elderflower notes. Toffee bake da and a sweet apricot finish.

9.4

Andreas Isler

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house - small Dinner

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house - small Dinner

9.7

Hinnerk breuer

Favourite sweet wine

Favourite sweet wine

10

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