2001 Suduiraut 750ml

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WA 98   WS 98   IWC 95   JR 18   Collector 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of creme brulee, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.

Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 153

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrated, yet balanced and refined. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This has just about everything in the right place. Stunning. Best after 2009. 6,665 cases made.

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Author: James Suckling


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

($60-$65) Medium yellow-gold. Flamboyantly ripe, complex nose combines pineapple, apricot, toffee, clove and vanilla. Hugely sweet and rich, with deep, powerful flavors of honey, marzipan and toffee. A major mouthful of wine, with great lingering sweetness. Today, this makes the Rieussec seem almost polite by comparison.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 115

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

I pleaded for more attention to be paid to the great sweet whites of Bordeaux, and was rewarded by this wine's apparently being awarded the highest score by the room of the night. Certainly the 2001 Sauternes are stupendous and are just starting to be broachable. Suduiraut is wonderfully dependable. Very rich yet tangy with flavours of almonds and citrus zest. There's a lot going on here - real depth of flavour. It's sad in a way that it has not appreciated in price the way it deserves to. This wine was bought very recently for £58, topping up some bottles that had been bought for around £40 earlier.

Drink Dates: 2011-2026
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: alphajet
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 03/12/2010
Drink Dates: 2008-2030

Rating:
Author: Peter
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 04/17/2010
incredible nose for a wine so young. came ranked 2nd behind yquem. Most people liked it was approachable. Not sure it will last as long

Rating: 99
Author: ebgreenb
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/11/2012

Rating: 97
Author: Benjamin H550
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/23/2010
Awersome, great nose, honey and pineapple. Rich with out being cloying. Reminds me why I like Sauternes. No rush, still primary nose.

Rating: 96
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/01/2011
ultra long finish, great balance, but slightly too syrupy.

Average rating: 95, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

3455 bottles owned by 766 collectors.

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About This Producer


The Suduiraut family has occupied this Premier Cru estate since the 16th century. The vineyards border those of Chateau d'Yquem where just a single wing of the original chateau remains. Suduiraut began seeing success in the late 19th century when it received accolades for its innovative means of grafting French vines to American rootstock to counteract the damaging affects of Phylloxera. This pioneering solution paved the way for Suduiraut to produce wines of superior quality decades later. In 1940, Suduiraut was revitalized under the management of Pierre Pascaud. Today, the vines at the chateau consist of approximately 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Most of the wines show best after about 10 years of bottle aging. In addition to a Creme de Tete and Creme de Tete Cuvee Madame, the estate's second wine is Castelnau de Suduiraut.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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