Bordeaux

2017 Suduiraut

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6 x 750ml
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Toasted hazelnuts and egg custard flood the nose along with honey-drenched pineapple and apricots, foreshadowing a luscious, full-bodied, decadently textured finish. This wine really hangs in there with layers of sweetness and smoldering nutmeats. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
97 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Toasted hazelnuts and egg custard flood the nose along with honey-drenched pineapple and apricots, foreshadowing a luscious, full-bodied, decadently textured finish. This wine really hangs in there with layers of sweetness and smoldering nutmeats.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
James Suckling

Yum. Aromas of orange blossom, lemon curd, dried apricot and cooked pears fill the glass. It’s full-bodied and very sweet, yet tangy and lively from the vibrant acidity. Extremely long on the finish. Better in 2025, but already a joy to taste.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

One of the finest Sauternes I was able to taste for this report was the 2017 Château Suduiraut, from an estate that was unaffected by the April frost. A rockstar blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon, aged in 50% new oak, it boasts a big, thrilling bouquet of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and pure botrytis-laced fruit. Seamless, incredibly polished and balanced on the palate, it has serious sweetness, yet just glides across the palate and is remarkably elegant.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Very concentrated, this is a great wine with rich intensity and balancing acidity. Honey and lemon flavors with a dry core of botrytis give the wine great balance as well as great potential for aging. Drink from 2025.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2017 Suduiraut was picked via three tries, with 75% of the crop picked in the second tries from 4 to 15 October. The harvest finished on 19 October, one of the last in Sauternes and after Yquem. “We were touched by the frost but not in the top terroir,” winemaker Pierre Montegut told me. It is matured in around 50% new oak. It has an expressive, harmonious bouquet with dried honey, white flowers and a touch of gripe water (a children’s medicine for those in the United States. I have been informed there is no equivalent on the other side of the Atlantic). The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, well judged acidity, plenty of botrytized fruit with a long, lightly spiced finish that feels so fresh and vital. This is a superb Suduiraut from Pierre Montegut and his team.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2017 Suduiraut stands out for its stunning interplay of botrytis-inflected richness and freshness. Candied orange peel, passionfruit, mint and lemon confit are some of the many notes that develop in the glass. Medium in body, with terrific freshness and energy, Suduiraut has so much to offer. Only the fruit from the last two picks made it into the Grand Vin.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

The 2017 Suduiraut has a compelling brininess to the nose with a core of lemon curd, lime cordial and green mango with touches of musk perfume and chalk dust. The mouth is very rich and packed with decadent layers, with just enough freshness and great length.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

The 2017 Suduiraut has a compelling brininess to the nose with a core of lemon curd, lime cordial and green mango with touches of musk perfume and chalk dust. The mouth is very rich and packed with decadent layers, with just enough freshness and great length.

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

This is a step apart from the pack, featuring a range of papaya and mango fruit typical for the vintage, augmented by white peach, nectarine and Anjou pear flavors. Shows a gorgeous mouthfeel from start to finish, with light jasmine and orange blossom notes infused throughout. Ends with a seductive finish of warmed coconut and piecrust. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2040. 5,833 cases made. Wine Spectator 94 Points

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Winemakers Note

Suduiraut, an iconic Sauternes wines A rigorous selection, in the vineyard and in the cellars, guarantees the elaboration of the wines of Château Suduiraut, representing the successful expression of this exceptional terroir. The Premier Grand Cru Classé has belonged to Axa Millésimes since 1992, alongside Châteaux Pichon Baron and Pibran and is one of the 4 largest vineyard of the appellation. Its 91-hectare vineyard lies on sandy-clay soils. The stones capture the heat of the sun and thus allow the grapes to reach maturity more quickly. This unique terroir gives the wine its opulence. The chosen proportions of the grape varieties are decisive in the unique profile of the wines. 90% of the Suduiraut vineyard is made of Semillon and 10% of Sauvignon Blanc.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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