2005 Suduiraut 375ml

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes | Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe/ White / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

JS 97   IWC 92-94   WA 93   WS 93   JR 18   Collector 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

What a wine for the vintage, with spices and furniture wax undertones, then dried citrus fruit. Great intensity in this, powerful stuff. Perhaps the best 2005.

Author: James Suckling
Issue: March 20th, 2013

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92-94

Full, bright yellow-gold. Discreet but ripe and rich nose offers apricot, marzipan and honey. Wonderfully plump, sweet and full, with uncommon depth and concentration to its flavors of soft ripe apricot, pineapple and spices. Offers an exhilarating combination of silky texture and sheer intensity. The nectar-like, rot-ennobled finishing flavors stain the palate and go on and on. This should evolve in bottle for three or four decades.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue Online Only

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Chateau Suduiraut seemed a little out of sorts at first, although it comes together with honey, barley sugar, orange blossom and mineral scents that become more delineated as its aerates. The palate is very intense on the entry. There is a beautiful line of acidity that cuts through the viscous fruit, though the finish does not quite exude the precision of a top vintage, but still delivers that sense of class one expects from this address.

Drink Dates: 2015-2040
Author: Neal Martin
Issue: 219

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Shows dried pineapple, honey, pear, caramel and piecrust aromas. Full-bodied and very sweet, with spice, coconut, tropical fruit and apple tart flavors. Long and dense, yet lively.

Drink Dates: 2013+
Author: James Suckling

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Cat fur on the nose, very sweet and round and pretty heavy. Lots there! Creamy and voluptuous with quite a tight finish. But waves of different crème caramel flavours on the finish too. Another dimension here!

Drink Dates: 2014-2034
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Zarm
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 05/23/2013
Rich, unctuous, and luxurious. Big Sauternes showing beautiful development. Bronzing yellow color. Very transparent yet syrupy & viscous. Aromas of spiced apple pie, pineapple syrup, and honey. Great balance. Wouldn't mind more acid to elevate it a bit. Unfurled, but I think it will live for a long time.

Rating: 93
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/10/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2030
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Classic, pure, well balanced tropical fruits, candied citrus and stone fruit, good acidity.

Average rating: 93, based on 7 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1516 bottles owned by 313 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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