This is a delicious dessert wine from France.
Delicious right out of the bottle and much better after an hour of airtime.
Showing oranges, tangerines, honey, ripen apples, Indian spices, pears, light tropical fruits, peaches and white pepper.
Full-bodied with high acidity and well balanced. Rich and extracted.
Showing nice complexity with a nice buttery mouthfeel.
Delicious and engaging.
Will age nicely in the next 20 to 30 years.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
I had it all by itself as a dessert.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
94 points. — a month ago
Alex y nana — a year ago
A little 89 Chateau Suduiraut to paIr with Hedy’s apple and toffee, toffee pudding, walnut, caramel dessert. The 89 was good but lacked the luster & beauty you get from this producers in their best vintages. Hedy’s dessert better. Still very nice. Marmalade, orange peel, honey, butterscotch, dried pineapple, toffee, nuts with skin, stone fruits, yellow & white flowers. The acidity was good & finish of course, was rich, elegant and long. @ Plate & Bottle. Photos of; Chateau Suduiraut outside & inside, Devil & Priest dinner couple guests and tasting bar at Suduiraut. Producer notes and history...Chateau Suduiraut’s history dates back to 1580 when Leonard de Suduiraut married Nicole d’Allard. The land that became Suduiraut was a dowry. Once their chateau was constructed, the property needed a garden and grounds of equal stature. The estate and vineyards were completely renovated at the end of the 17th century by the Count Blaise de Suduiraut. The Count, who was the grandson of the founder, hired the designer of the gardens at Versailles to create something truly special at Suduiraut. With its stunning park like grounds, lakes and greenery, there are few Bordeaux estates that are as beautiful as Chateau Suduiraut. Then in 1831, the property was passed to Nicolas Guillot who increased the size of the vast estate. As with many Bordeaux estates, Suduiraut passed through numerous hands for the next two centuries. During the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, the property went through a difficult period. At that time, the wines were aged in vat, instead of oak. This practice did not help in the quality of the wine. The practice was fortunately discontinued. The wines had lost interest for many who enjoyed Sauternes during this period. This changed in 1992 when Suduiraut was sold to AXA, the large French insurance group who own several other Bordeaux wine properties. These estates include Chateau Pichon Baron in Pauillac and Chateau Petit Village in Pomerol. Suduiraut is located close to Chateau d’Yquem. Suduiraut’s full property is 200 hectares with 92 hectares under vine. Their terroir is mostly gravel, sand, limestone and clay soils that are on sloping hillsides. The best parcels are located close to the chateau. The vineyard of Chateau Suduiraut is planted to 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. There is also a small amount of Sauvignon Gris planted as well. The average age of their vines are around 30 years. Chateau Suduiraut’s vinification takes place in French oak barrels. The wine is aged on its lees in 50% new, French oak barrels for 18-24 months, depending on the vintage. On rare occasions, Chateau Suduiraut has also produced a special wine from time to time called Cuvee Madame; which normally has much higher sugar levels. In 1982 and 1989, the property released a special wine made from their best vines, Suduiraut Creme de Tete. The property also makes a second wine called Castelnau de Suduiraut; which debuted in 1992. They also produce dry white Bordeaux wine, S de Suduiraut, that was first produced starting with the 2004 vintage. In 2015, they added a second dry white Bordeaux wine, meant to attract, younger consumers. It’s marketed as an entry level wine called Le Blanc Sec. They launched a third wine in 2011, again, designed to reach younger customers called Lions de Suduiraut, which is produced from almost 100% Semillon with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc. — 4 years ago
Honey, a little machine shop, barnyard, great with bread pudding. — 2 months ago
2nd to Suduiraut. 78% Semillon. Noble Rot. Sweet, thick, dessert wine. — 3 years ago
Was overshadowed by the 82 Suduiraut, but this was a gorgeous wine! I think it is in a hibernation period at this point, yet it was still singing, just slightly muted. — 4 years ago
Complex & layered with honeyed stone fruit, nutmeg & almonds, candied lemon peel and pinch of exotic spice.
Elegant, layered, elegant and barely sweet on the palate. This is actually beautiful. Honeyed fruit, butter crusted dough, candied citrus peel.
Complex, layered, elegant, with a brilliant long finish.
This will convert anyone to naturally sweet wine! — 2 months ago
Great dessert wine! — 6 months ago
Bordeaux white — 3 years ago