2020 Chateau Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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DC 95 JD 95 VN 95 JA 92 WS 91
DC 95

Decanter, April 2023

A complex, enticing nose of white pepper, lemon, aniseed, ginger, fennel, flint and grapefruit. A blend of 58% Semillon and 42% Sauvignon Blanc from vines averaging 45 years, this is wide and deep with a shot of spiced...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

95+ The 2020 Château Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes is a more serious, age-worthy effort that's going to shine on the dinner table. Aged 9 months in 10% new barrels and a blend close to an even split of Semillon and Sauvignon...
VN 95

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Grand Vin Blanc Sec Vieilles Vignes. This new Sémillon/Sauvignon blend from 50-60-year-old vines is full of savory nuance and structure. Time in the glass brings out hints of sage, dried flowers, mint and...
JA 92

janeanson.com, November 2022

First vintage of this excellent wine, dominanted by acacia, honeysuckle and rich lemon curd, freshened up by green apple and white pear notes. This is creamy through the mid palate, enjoyable overall. Pierre Montégut...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2023

Plump and forward, with a mix of pink grapefruit, tangerine and yellow apple notes giving this an unctuous feel through the almond-tinged finish. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2025. - JM


Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.

Introducing the 2020 Chateau Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec, a remarkable Bordeaux Blanc that exudes elegance and finesse. Crafted with utmost precision and care by the esteemed Chateau Suduiraut, this white wine showcases the magnificence of the Bordeaux region.

In the glass, this wine displays a captivating pale golden hue, reminiscent of the sun-kissed vineyards of Bordeaux. The aromas that emanate from the glass are simply intoxicating, seducing the senses with their complexity and depth. Notes of orange blossom and crushed citrus tantalize the nose, while hints of saline minerality add a touch of intrigue.

On the palate, the Chateau Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec truly comes into its own. Medium-bodied and concentrated, it offers a symphony of flavors that dance across the taste buds. The richness of ripe orange blossom is balanced by the vibrant acidity of crushed citrus, creating a harmonious interplay of sweet and tangy. The mid-palate depth is exceptional, showcasing the wine's impeccable structure and craftsmanship.

The blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc in this wine is close to an even split, resulting in a harmonious marriage of varietal characteristics. The Semillon contributes a luscious creaminess to the wine, while the Sauvignon Blanc adds vibrancy and freshness. This dynamic duo creates a white wine that is both sophisticated and approachable.

The critics have taken notice of the 2020 Chateau Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec, showering it with praise. Jeb Dunnuck awards it an impressive 95+ points, noting its age-worthiness and its potential to shine on the dinner table. Wine Spectator gives it 91 points, praising its plump and forward character. Jane Anson awards it 92 points, highlighting its creamy texture and enjoyable overall profile. Vinous joins in with a score of 95, describing it as deeply intriguing and full of character. Decanter also awards it 95 points, commending its complex nose and confident cellarworthiness.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.0%, this wine possesses the strength and poise to captivate even the most discerning palates. It is sealed with a cork closure, a nod to tradition and craftsmanship.

The 2020 Chateau Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec is a true gem from Bordeaux, showcasing the artistry and expertise of its producers. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a decade or more, this wine promises to deliver a truly exceptional drinking experience. Indulge in its beauty and savor every sip.