2011 De Suduiraut S
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • JS 91
  • JR 90

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Reg: $49.94

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JS 91
jamessuckling.com, September 2014
A dense and creamy white showing lots of apple pie cream and honey. Full body with masses of new wood but I like the character. Dried pineapple and apple too. Vanilla aftertaste. Drink now or hold.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2012
To make it they have to steal grapes from Suduiraut, hence only 500 c/s produced. Harvested end August. 48% Sémillon and rising. Lovely lemon and grapefruit fragrance, creamy too. Then deliciously dry and fresh and a nice... To make it they have to steal grapes from Suduiraut, hence only 500 c/s produced. Harvested end August. 48% Sémillon and rising. Lovely lemon and grapefruit fragrance, creamy too. Then deliciously dry and fresh and a nice sour grapefruit flavour on the finish. Slight pear grain adding even more freshness. Intense clean citrus finish. 17/20 (JH)
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, September 2017
Pale lemon gold in color. Aromas of lemongrass, vanilla, green apple, and lemon on the nose. The potpourri of flavors continue on the palate, wrapped in a ripe, juicy mid-palate that continues onto a refreshing finish. In... Pale lemon gold in color. Aromas of lemongrass, vanilla, green apple, and lemon on the nose. The potpourri of flavors continue on the palate, wrapped in a ripe, juicy mid-palate that continues onto a refreshing finish. In a great drinking window now showing primary green apple and lemon citrus flavors along with the complexity of evolution in the subtle lemongrass and vanilla. Drink now and over the next 3 years.
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

S is a dry white wine that expresses another facet of the terroir and the expertise of Sauternes house, Chateau de Suduiraut. With a high percentage of Semillon, its finely integrated wood aging, its fruit and floral aromas, its rich, supple structure, and its freshness make it an elegant and sophisticated wine and an ideal partner for a wide range of foods. S de Suduiraut will drink well for up to 5 years.

Winery

De 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.