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    Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2005
    Other Dessert - Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

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    • WS96
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    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 96 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Other Dessert

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 97074

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A blend of 95% Semillon, 3% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle.

    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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    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.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Full yellow-gold. Expressive aromas of pineapple, coconut, sweet vanillin oak and spices. Then wonderfully thick, fat and sweet, with the exotic coconut character carrying through in the mouth. Finishes saline and powerful, with palate-staining flavors of pineapple, coconut and spicy oak. Conveys a strong impression of solidity.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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