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2017 Suduiraut, Sauternes

SKU #1481551 98 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2017 Chateau Suduiraut is 94% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc, with 240 grams of residual sugar. It has rocking botrytis notes of honeyed citrus, orange blossom, white flowers, and caramelized peach. These carry to a full-bodied, beautifully pure, precise Sauternes that has good acidity, flawless balance, and just fabulous purity of fruit. It's a brilliant Sauternes. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Yum. Aromas of orange blossom, lemon curd, dried apricot and cooked pears fill the glass. It’s full-bodied and very sweet, yet tangy and lively from the vibrant acidity. Extremely long on the finish. Better in 2025, but already a joy to taste. Inner quote mark (1/2020)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Just as impressive as it was in barrel, the 2017 Suduiraut is positively dazzling. Pineapple, orange peel, crême brulée, white flowers, honey, apricot and hazelnut are some of the many nuances that develop in the glass. Rich and heady, yet also wonderfully vibrant, the 2017 is developing into a stunning Suduiraut. The 140 grams of residual sugar is very nicely integrated. Only the fruit from the last two picks made it into the Grand Vin. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Very concentrated, this is a great wine with rich intensity and balancing acidity. Honey and lemon flavors with a dry core of botrytis give the wine great balance as well as great potential for aging. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Suduiraut has a compelling brininess to the nose with a core of lemon curd, lime cordial and green mango with touches of musk perfume and chalk dust. The mouth is very rich and packed with decadent layers, with just enough freshness and great length. (LPB) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This is a step apart from the pack, featuring a range of papaya and mango fruit typical for the vintage, augmented by white peach, nectarine and Anjou pear flavors. Shows a gorgeous mouthfeel from start to finish, with light jasmine and orange blossom notes infused throughout. Ends with a seductive finish of warmed coconut and piecrust. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2020)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Pure copper colour. Classic, rich and ripe and sweeter than some (Sigalas Rabaud, for example) but exemplary. Pure, clean, bracing and refreshing yet so sweet. What the heck is not to like and why isn’t the world buying this sort of wine?? Presumably AXA allows the property to make the best wine possible without counting the cost, but still. 18.5/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

K&L Notes

94-96 points, Neal Martin for Vinous: "The 2017 Suduiraut was picked via three tries, with 75% of the crop picked in the second tries from 4 to 15 October. The harvest finished on 19 October, one of the last in Sauternes and after Yquem. 'We were touched by the frost but not in the top terroir,' winemaker Pierre Montegut told me. It is matured in around 50% new oak. It has an expressive, harmonious bouquet with dried honey, white flowers and a touch of gripe water (a children’s medicine for those in the United States. I have been informed there is no equivalent on the other side of the Atlantic). The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, well judged acidity, plenty of botrytized fruit with a long, lightly spiced finish that feels so fresh and vital. This is a superb Suduiraut from Pierre Montegut and his team." (5/2018)


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