2014 - Ch Suduiraut 1er Cru Sauternes
07B4SUDU _ 2014 - Ch Suduiraut 1er Cru Sauternes - 12x75cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Château Suduiraut
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2017 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
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2014 CH SUDUIRAUT 1ER CRU SAUTERNES - 12x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Château Suduiraut
Region
Sauternes
Grape
Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2017 - 2040
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £572.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2015,
    Score: 90-92

    Subtle yellow colour, with hints of clementine and peaches on the nose. This is delicately sweet, rather than being excessive, and has real harmony and finesse. A lovely style.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2015,
    Score: 95-97

    The Château Suduiraut 2014 may well be one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. This year, it is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc with a healthy 145 grams per liter residual sugar and 4.5 grams per liter total acidity. It needed some coaxing on the nose so I afforded the sample five minutes of rigorous swirling. It was worth the effort as it reveals intense clear honey and mineral scents that possess exquisite definition, one of those aromatics that stop you in your tracks. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, great depth and power as it fans out in glorious fashion on the bravura finish. The phrase “It will knock your socks off” comes to mind, so wear a couple of pairs.

  • JS

    James Suckling, March 2015,
    Score: 97-98

    Best since 2005? It has a unique style of botrytis intensity yet fresh, agile and bright. It’s full-bodied, delicate and refined. The palate is full of figs, spices, dried mushrooms and earth. It lasts for minutes. It makes you want to drink it now!

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2015,
    Score: 94

    Marmalade botrytis and smoke mix with ripe peach and honeyed pineapple. Complex and rich, with mouthcoating flavours of ripe peach, mango, honeycomb and tapioca. A rare unctuous quality for Suduiraut in 2014. Drink: 2020-2045

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, May 2015,
    Score: 18.5+

    (95 Semillon, 5 Sauvignon Blanc) | 50% new oak. | 145 g/L residual sugar. Harvest finished right at the end of October for Suduiraut with very light botrytis on the bunches. The residual sugar level here is 145 gm/L and combined with great acidity, from the long hang time, this is a Suduiraut to be reckoned with. This is a fresh, lemony style of wine like 2001 and 2011 as opposed to a big rich wine, the sort with botrytis on hugely ripe grapes, like 2005 or 2009. Some might say that this lemony style is finer and more elegant and perhaps not classic but I absolutely adore it and as a selfconfessed acidity nut this great wine is utterly compelling.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2015,
    Score: 18

    Really quite subtle nose. Big and bold – much richer and sweeter than most 2014s. Lots of different wild-flower aromas in here – interesting. Relatively heavy. But then there is lots of acidity on the end. Reverberant. Drink 2022-2040

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, March 2015,
    Score: 93-96

    A round, dense, mouthfilling style, with lots of dried apricot and mango notes, layered with praline, dacquoise and piecrust accents. Despite the heft, there’s clarity and balance here. An impressive young Sauternes in the making.

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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.