2007 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)
92-96 points Wine Spectator: "Solid baby sticky, with a core of apple pie, honey and spicy fruit on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with medium sweetness and a lively finish." (Web only, 2008) 91-93 points Robert Parker: "From a blend made one month ago (in two barrels.) This has a well-defined nose, complex with touches of clear honey, acacia, hints of orange-blossom. Very well focused on the palate, with superb marriage of nervosité (from the first two tries) and the botrytis concentration of the later tries. Citrus fruits, a touch of orange zest towards the finish. Not a rich, weighty, viscous Suduiraut, this is more about tension and vibrancy. An understated Suduiraut for the vintage but well-crafted. Drink 2010-2030. Tasted April 2008." 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Subdued but powerful nose offers fresh stone fruits, grapefruit zest, ginger and honey, all lifted by a floral topnote. Lush, thick and honeyed, but with superb acidity framing the flavors of mandarin orange, pineapple, honey and chalk. Finishes very long and subtle, with a saline nuance and terrific fruit penetration." (Jul/Aug 08) K&L's notes - Big wine showing a bit of alcohol. Thick, ripe, lush. Should be fine. Ralph: All of the sweetness and great balance. Please note - 2007 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will tentatively arrive between Jan 2010 and Dec 2010. We will contact you for shipping instructions.