2011 Chateau Suduiraut
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  • Nick's Import

2011 Chateau Suduiraut

Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Chateau Suduiraut are among the leading estates in Sauternes, with a history dating back to the 15th century. Over that time the property has expanded to now encompass 200 hectares with 92 hectares under vine, including prime vineyard parcels in the most elevated area of Sauternes alongside Chateau d'Yquem. The team at Suduiraut are passionate and uncompromising in their commitment to quality, ensuring only the finest grapes are selected over multiple passes in the vineyard, before expert vinification and a strict selection at final blending.

2011 is comprised of a blend of 93% Semillon and 7% Sauvignon Blanc, aged in 45% in new barrels and 55% from one year old barrels for 20 months before bottling.

Other Reviews....
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Suduiraut 2011 has a muffled nose at first: dried honey and quince, wet wool and marzipan scents that gradually open up with aeration. Coming back after 10 minutes there is a heartwarming gingerbread note. The palate is viscous on the entry and full of tension. There is a keen line of acidity here, quite linear at first, but it fans out nicely toward the finish and offers notes of honey, mandarin and even a touch of rhubarb! This is a class act, a Sauternes that does not need to shout about its inherent qualities. Drink 2015 - 2045.
93 points
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate (Feb 2015)

Bright yellow-gold. Knockout nose offers poached pear, honeyed mango, guava, baking spices and saffron, complicated by very pure, smoky, marmalady botrytis. Sweet, dense and very rich, boasting a compelling creamy texture and outstanding depth to its guava and mandarin orange flavors. Lively, harmonious acidity gives the middle palate a laser-like precision. Finishes bright and long, with lingering notes of baked apple and pear. An outstanding Suduiraut.
95 points
Ian D'Agata - Vinous (July 2014)

The dried-mango and pineapple character is so delicious in this wine. It’s full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a pretty density and a fruity finish. Wonderful balance to this super Sauternes. This is a little in reserve now, with so much for the future. Try in 2017.
96 points
James Suckling

A big, broad, powerful style, with piecrust, roasted almond and hazelnut cream notes framing the core of apricot, creamed peach and dried mango. Picks up extra fig and pear details through the toasty finish. Needs a bit of time to finish sorting itself out. Best from 2017 through 2030.
96 points
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator (March 2014)

This is a rockstar Sauternes! If you love sweet wine, as prices are reasonable, run, do not walk and buy a case of this stellar wine. The layers of sweet, perfectly ripe, tropical fruits slathered with honey grab you. The velvety, soft, elegant, honeyed sweetness coats your mouth and the finish reminds you again and again how good this wine is.
97 points
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider (Feb 2014)