1982 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • VN 90

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In Stock: 2 btls
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ETA: Pending

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VN 90
Vinous, March 2019
The 1982 Suduiraut is the odd man out. In a period when the château languished in the doldrums, the 1982 pulled victory from the unlikeliest growing seasons. The bouquet shades the 1983 and the 1986 with effervescent... The 1982 Suduiraut is the odd man out. In a period when the château languished in the doldrums, the 1982 pulled victory from the unlikeliest growing seasons. The bouquet shades the 1983 and the 1986 with effervescent Japanese yuzu, marmalade and apricot aromas, developing attractive candlewax notes just behind. The palate is well balanced with just a touch of crème brûlée, lime cordial and honey, fanning out gentle towards the well defined finish. One of the unexpected delights from Sauternes in this vintage. 95gm/L residual sugar, 13.6% alcohol, 4.53gm/L acidity. -- Neal Martin
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, September 2012
Vibrant orange gold hue. A wonderfully expressive bouquet with fresh apricot fruit honey and light hints of underlying burnt sugar. A wonderful ethereal texture light and buoyant while holding structure and weight. The... Vibrant orange gold hue. A wonderfully expressive bouquet with fresh apricot fruit honey and light hints of underlying burnt sugar. A wonderful ethereal texture light and buoyant while holding structure and weight. The fruit shows good length and slips together harmoniously with dried apricot quince orange marmalade and faint touches of black tea. Pleasantly sweet yet with fine vibrant acidity which provides plenty of lift. A clear success from a challenging Sauternes vintage. 92
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 1982
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, Suduiraut’s grand vin is made from 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at every stage, revealing remarkable finesse and complexity, and a golden color reminiscent of the sun that made it possible.

With age, the bright gold evolves to a dark amber color. With an extensive life-span, Suduiraut powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes. Its superlative elegance comes from a combination of total opposites: voluptuous texture, mineral freshness, and the gentle warmth of spice notes.

Winery

Chateau Suduiraut

This Sauternes estate originally took the name Suduiraut in 1580, upon the marriage of Nicole d’Allard to Leonard de Suduiraut. After being plundered and burned down during the Fronde insurrection, in the 17th century it was rebuilt and renamed Cru du Roy by a nephew of the Suduiraut family, who planted magnificent formal gardens designed by Le Notre, King Louis XIV’s renowned gardener. The estate was designated Premier Cru status in the 1855 Classification.

AXA Millesimes acquired Suduiraut in 1992 with the aim of preserving and perpetuating the estate’s remarkable tradition of vineyard management and winemaking. 92 hectares of vineyard are planted in sandy, gravelly soil superbly suited to Semillon and Sauvignon grapes. Semillon, which represents 90% of the Suduiraut vineyard’s vine population, is the preferred variety for Sauternes. Its very thin skin is particularly sensitive to the Botrytis Cinerea that gives rise to noble rot, which in turn results in a wine which is concentrated both in sweetness and aroma. The blend is then rounded off with the addition of about 10% Sauvignon Blanc.

The vines’ age (a majority of them are over 30 years old) is a guarantee of exceptional quality, giving well-nourished and more concentrated grapes.