2002 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 6L

  • WA 92
  • NM 91
  • WS 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
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NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the estate. Again that barley sugar note comes through giving it a Barsac harmonious with a little mandarin and some lemon curd. Still a little tight. The palate is balanced with ripe... Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the estate. Again that barley sugar note comes through giving it a Barsac harmonious with a little mandarin and some lemon curd. Still a little tight. The palate is balanced with ripe honeyed fruit orange rind and a touch of Seville orange marmalade. Nice taut finish with good acidity the mineralite compensating for a lack of depth. Very fine for the vintage. Tasted February 2011.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2006
Ultraclean with apple vanilla and honey aromas that follow through to a full-bodied palate medium sweetness and a long caressing finish. Delicate and balanced. Best after 2007. -JS
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2002

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.