1999 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • IWC 92
  • NM 90

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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Fairly pale color. Intriguing musky aromas of pineapple white plum mirabelle and minerals; nose shows terrific precision. Then thick dense and sweet in the mouth but surprisingly tightly wound and spicy thanks to very... Fairly pale color. Intriguing musky aromas of pineapple white plum mirabelle and minerals; nose shows terrific precision. Then thick dense and sweet in the mouth but surprisingly tightly wound and spicy thanks to very good acidity. Not at all unctuous; in fact still quite firm-edged. Finishes spicy and very long with surprising cut for this wine.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
Tasted at the Chateau Suduiraut vertical in London. Slightly deeper in colour than the 2001, the nose is very pure and delineated with touches of marmalade, quince, a hint of burnt honey and ginger. The palate is... Tasted at the Chateau Suduiraut vertical in London. Slightly deeper in colour than the 2001, the nose is very pure and delineated with touches of marmalade, quince, a hint of burnt honey and ginger. The palate is medium-bodied, good acidity, quite racy with good botrytis, dried orange peel, honey, peach, spice and a touch of passion fruit. Quite linear towards the finish, it does not fan out or linger like the 2001. Drinking very well now.
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, March 2017
Golden amber color. A mature Sauternes, this delivers a captivating combination of apricot, candied orange peel and honey aromas. Flavors of warm apple compote meld with spice, honey and nut with a slight citric edge... Golden amber color. A mature Sauternes, this delivers a captivating combination of apricot, candied orange peel and honey aromas. Flavors of warm apple compote meld with spice, honey and nut with a slight citric edge and fresh acidity. Round, full-bodied and rich, this is still quite fresh and closes with an deliciously long finish. A lot to like here. An excellent effort from a go-to property.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 1999

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.