CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT

2005 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

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Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Sauternes
Classification 1er Cru Classé

Golden and rich, Suduiraut has no other great distinguishing features this year - its a bit boring. Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2006)

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The improvement here continues unabated. The nose shows a terrific perfume and unctuousness plus great breed. The wine has great concentration and opulent fruit - a glorious wine with a wonderfully honeyed finish. Rating: ***** www.decanter.com

Loads of pear and honey character follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of spicy character and a sweet, long finish. Very, very spicy on the finish. Better than 2003, but will it ultimately be better than 2001? Rating: 95-100 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator

Greenish notes in the gold. Dense and nutty on the nose. Very positive palate impact and attack. Layers of flavour - a little note of brûlée but interesting. Very well done. Really zesty acidity as well as neat and satisfying sweetness even if this is far from the sweetest wine of the vintage. Brisk and neat. 2015-28 Rating: 18+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Premier Cru 1855 The de Suduiraut family lived on their estate in Preignac at least as far back as 1580. In the later years of the 17th Century, a dispute with the local Governor led to the château being flattened. In response, Comte Blaise de Suduiraut rebuilt in lavish manner, with gardens laid out by King Louis XIV's designer. Since the de Suduiraut's time there have been many owners, but today it is in the very capable hands of AXA Millésimes. The 92ha of vineyard are planted with 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. There is a second wine, which takes its name from a neighbouring estate that was absorbed into Suduiraut in 1831, and is called Castelnau de Suduiraut.

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