2009 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale gold colour. The Suduiraut 2009 has a delectable bouquet with wonderful delineation with scents of pineapple, almond paste, lemon curd and Kaffir lime, the new oak still prominent and demanding time to subsume. The palate has a slightly viscous entry with clear honey, nutmeg, mandarin that leads to a thrilling, almost spicy finish. Great length with a rounded, patisserie finish. There is a lot packed into the Suduiraut that is unruly at the moment, but is sure to evolve beautifully in bottle. This is simply a sensational Suduiraut. Tasted February 2011.
Complex wine, packed with sweetness, apricots and the ripest, smooth honey. Beautifully rich and ripe, finished with acidity. A great wine.
This is loaded, with gorgeous papaya, mango, yellow apple and creamed peach flavors carried by salted caramel, toasted coconut and ginger cream notes. Very long on the finish, this just sails on and on. Showing terrific range and depth, this has a long life ahead of it. Best from 2014 through 2035. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
*1/2+ Very lush on the palate. Super-concentrated. 160 grams of sugar. The entire crop picked around September 15th. Some coconut flavors. Thick and oily, but with fine balancing acidity. From Ralph Sands: "Thick fruit, with complex pear and persimmon notes." 93% Sémillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.