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.
| Neil Martin
||France | Bordeaux | Sauternes
| Bottle size
||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
| Bottle condition
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
| When to drink