2015 Suduiraut, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253333 97-98 points James Suckling

 A phenomenal white with dried fruits such as apricots and mangos. Masses of bortrytis spice. Full body yet agile and bright with incredible lightness and delicacy. So much cherry blossom too. Small white flowers. Medium sweet. Ginger. Great finish.  (4/2016)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Suduiraut comes with 123 grams per liter of residual sugar, more modest than some of its Sauternes peers and 4.56 grams per liter of acidity. It has a sense of completeness on the nose already: immense clarity with wild honey and quince aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pure botrytised fruit, very focused and one of the most intense Sauternes you will find this year. It feels long and sophisticated in the mouth yet never overpowers, never really has to put its foot right down on the accelerator. This is a wonderful Suduiraut, not quite up to the level of the ethereal 2009...although not too far off. (NM)  (4/2016)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. Naturally rich, but with fine acidity and a lift of freshness, this is a ripe and perfumed wine. The honey and orange marmalade flavors are there along with lemon jelly and a sense of structure. It is a balanced, poised wine from a fine vintage. (RV)  (4/2016)

93-96 points Vinous

 The 2015 Suduiraut is delicate, polished and impeccably balanced from the very first taste. Scents of orange peel, candied lemon, white flowers and mint abound. Silky and nuanced, the Suduiraut captures the essence of the vintage in its restrained personality. A closing flourish of expressive floral notes rounds things out nicely. (AG)  (4/2016)

93-96 points Wine Spectator

 A ripe, rounded style, with loads of apricot, mango and glazed peach flavors, followed by a warm tarte Tatin finish. Still a touch youthfully raw, but shows serious depth. (JM)  (4/2016)

93 points Decanter

 Brooding aromas and flavours of cedar, ginger and spring flowers. Very long, tactile and tannic finish. Will need a long time to develop fully.  (4/2016)

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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
Not overly sweet and very fresh, the 2015 Suduiraut is balanced and fine. For me it seems like a more delicate wine then in years past. Expressive and lively.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
This is just lovely stuff; just a classic Sauternes in every way. There's a perfect balance of lush hedonistic fruit, with ample sweetness, and a long, lingering finish of candied lemon zest and mango followed by just enough tanginess from the acidity. Wow.

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