2001 - Ch Suduiraut 1er Cru Sauternes
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Suduiraut
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2009 - 2035
Case size
24x37.5cl
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2001 CH SUDUIRAUT 1ER CRU SAUTERNES - 24x37.5cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Suduiraut
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2009 - 2035
Case size
24x37.5cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £872.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, June 2004,
    Score: 98

    A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of creme brulee, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2003,
    Score: 93-96

    One of the most remarkable wines made at this estate over the last 30 years, the 2001 reveals notes of white flowers intermixed with honeyed peaches and tropical fruits (pineapples) along with a sweet, unctuous texture. There is tremendous freshness and definition (because of good acidity) in this seamless, full-throttle, massively endowed 2001. It appears to be a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.

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Producer

Château Suduiraut

The vineyard of Suduiraut covers 200 hectares, of which 92 hectares of vines are planted in sandy, clayey soil. Due to the proximity of the Ciron and Garonne rivers, a perfect microclimate exists for the developmet of "noble rot" so necessary in the production of this great Sauternes. The wines of Château Suduiraut are elegant, sweet and full-bodied with remarkable life expectancy. they are a beautiful golden colour with amber tints when aged. they have harmony, power, complexity and finesse: it is often said that a great Suduiraut is the essence of Sauternes.

Region

Sauternes

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.