2005 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • JS 97
  • W&S 96
  • WE 94
  • NM 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2005 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend

JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2013
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.
W&S 96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2008
Bright gold. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet, and yet explosively sweet with flavors of fresh nectarine, scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. The sweetness pours out of the freshness, so it's impossible to taste them apart... Bright gold. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet, and yet explosively sweet with flavors of fresh nectarine, scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. The sweetness pours out of the freshness, so it's impossible to taste them apart. The flavors last, perhaps because it's the kind of wine you'll want to roll around in your mouth over and over. Glorious.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Picked over a period of eight weeks this wine shows the class and care resulting from such efforts. Citrus and white flower aromas lead to a wine that is not overtly rich with subtle shades of botrytis and orange... Picked over a period of eight weeks this wine shows the class and care resulting from such efforts. Citrus and white flower aromas lead to a wine that is not overtly rich with subtle shades of botrytis and orange marmalade flavors. The acidity is vibrant fresh a great balance.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
Tasted on several occasions most recently at home the Suduiraut '05 is slightly deeper in colour than the 2007. It has a rich almost decadent nose with a conspicuous veneer of vanillary new oak underneath which lies honey... Tasted on several occasions most recently at home the Suduiraut '05 is slightly deeper in colour than the 2007. It has a rich almost decadent nose with a conspicuous veneer of vanillary new oak underneath which lies honey orange peel creme brulee passion fruit and a touch of spice. It has very fine definition although it does not have the clarity of the 2007. The palate is rich and mellifluous rounded and sumptuous with slightly lower acidity than the 2007 a real fatness here redolent of the 2003 or 1990. There are touches of lemongrass inflecting the finish and giving the finish and edginess that counterbalances that 163gms/L residual sugar. Tasted July 2011.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Suduiraut seemed a little out of sorts at first, although it comes together with honey, barley sugar, orange blossom and mineral scents that become... Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château 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. - Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
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. Best after 2013. 6500 cases made
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2008
Medium yellow-gold. Incredibly sweet aromas of apricot acacia honey and marzipan. Supersweet round and fat but with enough ripe acidity to leaven the wine's huge impression of volume. A powerfully fruit-driven Sauternes... Medium yellow-gold. Incredibly sweet aromas of apricot acacia honey and marzipan. Supersweet round and fat but with enough ripe acidity to leaven the wine's huge impression of volume. A powerfully fruit-driven Sauternes with superb depth but it's almost too rich today. Finishes with palate-staining sweetness and length and surprisingly fresh acidity (I suspect the actual acid number is low). I'd give this 15 years in the cellar. This is carrying a high 165 grams per liter of residual sugar and the percentage of new oak was raised from a normal 35% to 65% for this vintage and yet the wine does not come across as woody. 92 points