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2021 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 138 grams per liter.

only 1hl/h yield

500 case production


99 Pointz James Suckling


“Terrific potential and pure botrytis character to the aromas and flavors of dried mushrooms, clove-like spices, and dried fruit, such as apricot and pineapple. It’s full-bodied, very long, and intense with a great finish. Lively and compact with a dense but agile center palate.”


97 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“While I wasn't able to taste many Sauternes in 2021, everything I was able to taste was impressive. The 2021 Château Suduiraut is great example, offering a thrilling perfume of orange blossom, honeyed citrus, sweet mint, and even a kiss of chalky minerality to go with a medium to full-bodied, pure, seamless, straight-up gorgeous profile on the palate. It brings plenty of sweetness, yet the freshness, purity, and balance are as good as it gets.”


97 Pointz Vinous


“The 2021 Chateau Suduiraut is breathtaking. It is also a miracle wine. Conditions nearly wiped out the entire crop. Yields were just one hectoliter per hectare. No, that is not a typo. One hectoliter per hectare harvested on one of the three picks that year. Orange confit, dried flowers, jasmine, passionfruit, ginger, and light tropical accents lend tremendous character. Racy and creamy to the core, Suduiraut retains a gorgeous sense of floral lift and freshness. It's a fabulous Sauternes.

Bonus Reviews

France


96 Pointz Jane Anson, Master of Wine Inside Bordeaux


“This is gorgeous, jumps out of the glass with its grated ginger, white fleshy pear, and luscious quince, 138g/l sugar, 50% new oak. A brilliant Sauternes, this is gorgeous, just a lovely wine, but only 1hl/h yield.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


96 Pointz Decanter


“Such an expressive nose as you’d expect from such tiny quantities of 1hl/ha in 2021. Candied lemon, wild honey, honey blossom, and sweet orange on the nose - just smells so incredible. Sensual yet delicate, this has a real freshness and gentleness so you get a Sauternes weight and density on the mid palate but such refined edges and sense of lift. Aromas are more pronounced that expected - purity and freshness but an overwhelming sense of high definition, there is no hiding here so as well as the sucrosity you get the minerality and cinnamon edges that give the wine a real character. I love it! Sophisticated and thoughtful! 500 case production. 138g/l sugar.”


18+/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine


“Straw yellow colour. Complex and multi-layered with incredible balance and freshness. Intense and richly botrytised on the nose with marmalade, honey, and floral notes. Palate rich and pure but matched by a line of pithy acidity that gives it balance and great length. A real elixir but beware, there’s not much to go around.”




2020 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is made from 100% Sémillon.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 137 grams per liter.

8hl/ha. 3,000 cases of Suduiraut


98 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck

On another level, the 2020 Château Suduiraut is flat-out stunning and boasts a phenomenal array of orange blossom, honeyed minerality, lychee nut, caramelized peach, and assorted spices. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it nevertheless has the vintage’s riveting purity and precision. Sauternes doesn't get much better.


98 Pointz James Suckling


A Sauternes with tart tartine, cooked apple, and caramel. It’s full-bodied, juicy, and sweet, yet there’s lots of caramel and spice, too, such as cloves. Comes across almost dry. But lots of sweetness. Pure semillon. Unique. Tiny production.


97 Pointz Vinous


The 2020 Chateau Suduiraut is a powerful, heady wine. Embryonic today, it possesses tremendous depth and intensity from start to finish. Dried pear, chamomile, mint, and dried flowers gradually emerge, but the 2020 is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Even so, its potential is evident. A superb Sauternes in the making.


96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


Made with 100% Sémillon, this luscious wine has fine honeyed flavors that emphasize the ripe orange marmalade character. The wine, while full, balances the richness with a lighter side of acidity and floral aromas.


95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


Made from 100% Semillon, the 2020 Suduiraut is being aged for 16 to 20 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. It has 14% alcohol and 137 grams per liter of residual sugar. Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, aromas of pineapple upside-down cake, green mango, and peach preserves tumble effortlessly out of the glass, followed by hints of honeycomb, preserved ginger, and allspice. The palate is rich and decadent, delivering a seductively oily texture and just enough freshness to lift the long, spicy finish.


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


A bold, unctuous style, with generous apricot, papaya, and creamed yellow apple notes coated liberally with marzipan, pecan, and warm pie crust accents. For fans of the old power style of Sauternes. Drink now through 2035.


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


96 Pointz Decanter


Full of pleasure, silky and richly textured, easy to sink into but carefully measured at the same time, addings its layers of orange peel, bloody orange, white pepper spice, and truffle slowly but surely as it inches through the palate. Tiny floral notes accompany the saline minerality on the finish. Almost no botrytis in September, and then when the weather deteriorated at the end of September things really became a bit worrying. But they were able to hold on until October 19 (after stopping at the end of September, I imagine needing nerves of steel). Yields of around 8hl/ha. 3,000 cases of Suduiraut. 137g/l of residual sugar. A great example of what botrytis does - the pH is at 4, so the freshness comes from the bitterness of botrytis not high acidities. Drinking Window 2022 - 2045.






2019 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 130 grams per liter.


98 Pointz Vinous


“The 2019 Chateau Suduiraut is absolutely stunning. Rich, heady, and explosive, but in the vibrant style that marks the wines of today, Suduiraut is a real head-turner. An exotic melange of apricot jam, orange confit, spice, candied ginger, and pineapple all soar out of the glass. The 2019 is creamy and intense, but not at all heavy. The 130 grams of residual sugar are perfectly integrated. Magnificent.”



97 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“The flagship Sauternes, the 2019 Château Suduiraut is 94% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc brought up in 50% new French oak. A stunning bouquet of caramelized peach, orange marmalade, honey, lavender, and citrus pith gives way to a medium to full-bodied Sauternes with impressive sweetness, a rich, expansive mouthfeel, and a vibrant spine of freshness that keeps it lively and balanced.”





96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Composed of 94% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc harvested from the 17th of September to the 30th of October (three selective pickings in total), the 2019 Suduiraut is aging for 16-20 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. The alcohol came in at 14.1% with 130 grams per liter of residual sugar. Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the nose is oh-so-tantalizing with intense notes of candied ginger, beeswax, fenugreek, and crystalized citrus peel over a core of pineapple upside-down cake, honey-coated almonds, pink grapefruit, and peach preserves with a waft of musk perfume. The rich, concentrated palate explodes with spicy fireworks in the mouth, complementing the exotic fruit and peach preserves layers, with a racy line to lend just enough lift, finishing with epic length and depth.”



96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“While the wine is not ultrarich in texture, it is beautifully balanced between zesty citrus and plenty of serious botrytis and honey flavors. Showing a delicious orange marmalade character, it is ready for aging.”



95 Pointz James Suckling


“Dried pineapple, apricot, fig, and acacia honey on the nose. Some stem ginger and lemon pie, too. Sweet and luscious with dried fruit that’s layered with toast and spice. Fantastic concentration and length.”



93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Clean, ripe, pure, and long, showing seamless white peach, quince, ginger, almond cream, and green fig flavors that glide through, ending with style, a touch of panache and a bitter almond note that echoes. A step ahead of the field in this vintage.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


96 Pointz Decanter


“A little closed on the nose, some florality with wild honey and orange. Good density here, this is certainly on the rich side with the alcohol just poking through. Good structure with a wonderful lift at the end. There is some brightness and acidity on the finish, this has excellent potential and beautiful touches of florality that I really like. Rich, seductive, and unctuous.”



18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine


“94% Sémillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc. Relatively deep gold with a hint of orange. Interesting vegetal notes as well as the refined sweetness and lift. Already a pleasure to drink! Yet very complex and beautifully balanced so I hope to enjoy it for several more decades!”




2018 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 123 grams per liter.

5 hl


97 Pointz James Suckling


“This has lots of concentration and mushroom and spice character. Plenty of botrytis. Dense and flavorful finish. Big wine for the vintage. Five hectoliters a hectare and half went into the second wine.”


95 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“There’s not much of the 2018 Château Suduiraut to go around but it’s a beautiful wine. Lovely orange blossom, honeyed apricots, white flowers, and subtle spice aromas and flavors all emerge from this full-bodied, decadent Sauternes that has a layered, pure, beautifully balanced profile. With good complexity, terrific balance, and a clean finish, it’s going to shine for 15-20 years.”


95 Pointz Robert Parjer’s Wine Advocate


“The pale to medium lemon-gold colored 2018 Chateau Suduiraut comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of candied peel, warm pineapple, guava, and key lime pie with hints of orange marmalade and beeswax. The palate is packed with power and richness, with mouth-coating tropical fruits and a long earth-laced finish.”



95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“Densely textured and with intense botrytis dryness, this wine is rich and concentrated. Marmalade and honey shine along with sweetened apricots. The wine also has a fresher edge, reflecting the lightness of the vintage in Sauternes. This allows room for acidity and therefore balance. Still young, the wine has a fine future. Drink from 2026.”


94 Pointz Vinous


“The 2018 Chateau Suduiraut has a gorgeous bouquet with scents of acacia honey, dried mango, a touch of quince, and tangerines, all nicely defined if not quite as compelling as the previous vintage. The palate is viscous on the entry, the fruit very pure and sensual, although perhaps the growing season denied Suduiraut the ability to make a really complex and intellectual Sauternes, despite their best efforts. It is a very refined and classy Suduiraut, though not one that I feel is guaranteed a place amongst the estate's best.”



2017 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 140 grams per liter.


98 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“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.”


97 Pointz James Suckling


“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.”


97 Pointz Vinous


“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.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“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. Drink from 2025.”


95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2017 Chateau 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.”


94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“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.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


18.5/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine


“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…”





2016 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 140 grams per liter.


97 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Suduiraut is fabulous. Crème brulée, passion fruit, tangerine peel, and exotic floral notes all race out of the glass. I marvel at how Suduiraut can deliver so much flavor intensity and yet remain so gracious and classy. The 140 grams of residual sugar are very well integrated. This is such a gorgeous wine.”


97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This is a dense wine, full of rich fruit, bitter orange, and apricot. Its ripe fruit is balanced by the intense botrytis while it is also freshened by the wine's acidity. This is a great wine with a long-term future.”



95 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck

“As to the Sauternes, the 2016 Château Suduiraut boasts a medium gold color and a fresh, clean, beautifully perfumed bouquet of orange blossom, honeyed pineapple, and flowers, with notable botrytis, which can be lacking in a number of Sauternes in 2016. With moderate acidity, a fleshy, full-bodied texture, and loads of fruits, it’s geared more toward drinking over the coming 10-15 years than any over-the-top cellaring.”



95 Pointz James Suckling

“A very concentrated Sauternes with a cornucopia of dried papaya, pineapple, and mango, plus candied orange and tropical flowers that bowl you over. Although it stays in the background, there’s great acidity in this wine that keeps it very straight and clean, in spite of the luscious extravagance. Bright, citrusy finish. Drink or hold.”


95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Pale lemon in color, the 2016 Chateau Suduiraut rocks up out of the glass with notes of honey-drizzled peaches, lime cordial and orange oil plus wafts of lanolin, pie crust and crushed rocks. The palate packs a wallop with intense flavor layers and a gorgeous texture, finishing with fantastic freshness.”



93 Pointz Wine Spectator

“This is a powerful style, with a mix of creamed pear, fig, papaya, and persimmon flavors liberally laced with crème brûlée and orange blossom honey notes, through a ginger-tinged finish. In line with the vintage's forward persona, but this has notably more breadth and depth than most of its peers.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine


“Sleek pear-juice texture. Pretty peachy really with depth and polish. One of the sweeter wines with impressive intensity. Then a bit of grip on the end. Even a hint of English mustard! Bravo. Long and complex.”





2015 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 94% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 123 grams per liter.


99 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“A huge success in the vintage is the 2015 Château Suduiraut and this gem goes a long way towards showing how successful the sweet wines were in 2015. Offering a massive array of orange peel, honey, marmalade, flowers, and toasted nuts, this incredible wine hits the palate with a thunderous display of opulence, richness, and length, all while staying fresh, elegant, and seamless. It has a huge mid-palate and is reminiscent of the 2003, only with more freshness and delineation.”


97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2015 Chateau 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.”


97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“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.”



96 Pointz Vinous


“The 2015 Chateau Suduiraut is gracious and wonderfully expressive. Floral, citrus, mint, and lightly honeyed notes convey an impression of sophistication and restraint. Beautifully sketched, with terrific delineation, lift, and poise, the wine whispers rather than shouts. The blend is 94% Sémillon with 6% Sauvignon.”

95 Pointz James Suckling


“A phenomenal white with dried fruits such as apricots and mangos. Masses of botrytis 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.”


95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Quite a ripe, creamy, rounded, and flattering style, with loads of toasted coconut, mango, papaya, and apricot flavors, this nonetheless manages to stay defined and pure, with lovely honeysuckle and bitter almond hints on the finish. One for the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2040.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


“Opulent stone fruit, orange, and crème brûlée. Power and concentration, with impressive persistence to finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2042.”

18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“So keeny sculpted and yet with massive sweetness and layers. What is not to like? Deep and sweet and even -- with great freshness. This property just does the biz every vintage!”




2014 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 150 grams per liter.



97 Pointz Wine Advocate


“The Château Suduiraut 2014 may well be one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. This year, it is a blend of 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc with a healthy 145 grams per liter residual sugar and 4.5 grams per liter total acidity. It needed some coaxing on the nose so I afforded the sample five minutes of rigorous swirling. It was worth the effort as it reveals intense clear honey and mineral scents that possess exquisite definition, one of those aromatics that stop you in your tracks. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, great depth, and power as it fans out in glorious fashion on the bravura finish. The phrase “It will knock your socks off” comes to mind, so wear a couple of pairs.”


96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This wine shows great concentration, with rich honey and botrytis tones, leading to ripe apricot and peach. It's opulent and powerful character completely takes hold of the palate, yet by the end, lively acidity kicks in.”

95 Pointz Vinous


“Vivid and wonderfully alive in the glass, the 2014 Chateau Suduiraut boasts striking textural richness and remarkable balance. Dried flowers, chamomile, lemon confit, and apricot jam are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass, but above all else, the 2014 is compelling for its striking interplay of intensity and freshness. Layers of flavor build to the inviting, creamy finish. This is a superb showing from Suduiraut.”


94 Pointz James Suckling


“Candied citrus and pineapple drizzled with acacia honey is how this smells and tastes, and the wine is rich and creamy with excellent concentration. Powerful and flavorful finish.”


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“On the flamboyant side, with mango and guava flavors out front, followed by hints of creamed pear and fig. The lush finish is coated with almond cream and toasted coconut notes.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


94 Pointz Decanter


“Marmalade botrytis and smoke mix with ripe peach and honeyed pineapple. Complex and rich, with mouthcoating flavours of ripe peach, mango, honeycomb, and tapioca. Rare unctuous quality for Suduiraut in 2014. Drinking Window 2020 - 2045.”




2013 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 92% Semillon and 8% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 145 grams per liter.

50% new oak


97 Pointz James Suckling


“This is phenomenal with superb depth and texture. Full body, very sweet yet the bright acidity balances the wine out. Creamy mouthfeel with phenolic undertones. Great finish. A super future for this. Better in 2021 but already great.”


96 Pointz Vinous


“The 2013 Chateau Suduiraut is magnificent. A bold, direct Sauternes, the 2013 hits the palate with an exotic mélange of apricot jam, lychee, spices, mint, and honey. One of the bigger, deeper wines of the vintage, the Suduiraut is firing on all cylinders today. This is a great showing.”


96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


Full and rich, this is a powerful wine. It’s packed with botrytis-driven flavors of wild honey and peach, balanced by tight acidity. For long-term aging.”


95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2013 Chateau Suduiraut has one of the more flamboyant bouquets of the vintage, one that is actually reminiscent of de Fargues. There are copious Satsuma and dried honey scents, hints of beeswax and almond that keep your snout in the glass. The palate is very well-balanced with a viscous entry, just a touch of marmalade and quince coming through, and then blossoming toward the weighty finish that shows just a touch more oak at the moment. This is an excellent Suduiraut.”


94 Pointz Wine Spectator


“This is on the exotic side of the ledger, with mouth-filling ginger, mango, quince, and papaya flavors that course through, backed by a singed marshmallow note on the long, unctuous finish. Approachable, but no hurry. Drink now through 2033.”


93 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“(92% Semillon and 8% Sauvignon Blanc; 50% new oak): Bright yellow with a golden tinge. Deep, pure, and rather refined on the nose, with aromas of exotic fruits, hazelnut, and honey complicated by a boatload of smoky botrytis. Opulent on the attack, then large-scaled and solidly structured in the middle palate, delivering very pure, precise flavors of caramel apple, mango, papaya, grapefruit, and honey. Big but not heavy, this finishes rich, strong, and long, with notes of vanilla and sweet spices framed by laser-like acidity. A knockout Suduiraut. The estate performed three tries from late September to late October, but the wine is made up almost entirely of the second picking. This marvelously balanced wine sports roughly 145 grams per liter of residual sugar and about 5.6 grams of total acidity.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

93 Pointz Decanter


Fresh and zesty with an almost minty-herbal edge. Deceptively rich as well (150g/L RS). Sweet attack on the palate, then long and linear on the finish. The acidity is present but wrapped in fruit.



2012 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


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2011 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 93% Semillon and 7% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 150 grams per liter.

97 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“(93% semillion and 7% sauvignon; 3.7 pH; 6 g/l total acidity; 150 g/l residual sugar; 13.5% alcohol): Bright golden yellow. Intense, deep aromas of ripe citrus, kiwi, and guava are complicated by marmaladey smoky botrytis and a touch of honeyed mango, decadent notes that are rare in 2011 Sauternes. Very rich in the mouth, displaying extremely pure tropical fruit and acacia honey flavors that are given clarity and cut by harmonious acidith. Finishes very long and pure, with uncanny freshness that keeps this opulent wine light on its feet. This is far richer than most other 2011 Sauternes yet retains the vintage's freshness and crispness. Just three tries were carried out this year and the first one was done essentially to remove dirty, unhealthy-looking grapes. This is the best young Suduiraut of the last 15 years.”


97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Opulent and finessed, this has great weight, and scents of ripe fruit and botrytis. Stylish flavors of yellow fruit, citrus, and cinnamon combine with bright acidity on the rich palate.”


96 Pointz James Suckling


“The dried mango and pineapple character is so delicious in this wine. It’s full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a pretty density and a fruity finish. Wonderful balance to this super Sauternes. This is a little in reserve now, with so much for the future. Try in 2017.”


96 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A big, broad, powerful style, with piecrust, roasted almond, and hazelnut cream notes framing the core of apricot, creamed peach, and dried mango. Picks up extra fig and pear details through the toasty finish. Needs a bit of time to finish sorting itself out. Best from 2017 through 2030.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Picked over three tries through the vineyard from September 12 until October 5, the Suduiraut 2011 has 150 grams per liter residual sugar counterbalanced by a pH of 3.7. It has an intense nose, albeit one that takes time to unfurl in the glass, offering attractive notes of citrus lemon, minerals, apricot, and quince suffused with great tension. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, citrus-led fruit mingling with apricot and quince. It has less bravura and ambition than the 2009 or 2010, and you might consider it a Barsac-like Suduiraut due to its racy acidity. It has wonderful focus and satisfying length, and it should drink well both early and with age. Drink 2014-2035.”



2010 Chateau Suduiraut Reviews


This wine is a blend of 95% Sémillon, and 5% Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine has a Residual Sugar of 135 grams per liter.



95 Pointz James Suckling


“Expressive fruity nose in this top Sauternes with ripe orange, apricot, and pineapple. Candied orange peel, white peach, and orange blossom. This Sauternes is elegant and with wonderfully balanced sweetness on the palate. Good structure and length. Vibrant acidity and lots of spice in the excellent finish. Excellent. Drink or hold.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Richly textured, with an opulent feel, concentrated, the fruit buried in the dense flavors. It makes for a big, powerful wine, looking to a long future.”



95 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“Bright, pale yellow-gold. Captivating aromas of tropical fruits, vanilla, and creme br u lee are complicated by honeyed botrytis. Enters the mouth smooth, balanced, and fresh, showing building sweetness and complexity to its pure, rich mango, papaya, ginger, and citrus flavors. This large-scaled Sauternes admirably combines power and grace, finishing pure and long. Jean-Rene Martignon, technical director of the AXA-Millesime properties, told me that the grapes were harvested in five successive tries: the first yielded four barrels of wine with very pure botrytis and high acidity, while seven days later a second trie gave more concentrated juice, but both of these passes through the vines went into the estate's second wine, Castelnau de Suduiraut.”


95 Pointz Vinous


The 2010 Chateau Suduiraut has an attractive bouquet with notes of Mirabelle, jasmine, and saffron infusing the upfront honeyed fruit. This is no shy retiring wallflower. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, lightly spiced with a pleasant bitter note that lends tension on the finish. Good length, this is a very fine 2010 Sauternes. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.”


95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Richly textured, with an opulent feel, concentrated, the fruit buried in the dense flavors. It makes for a big, powerful wine, looking to a long future.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“The 2010 Chateau Suduiraut has a comparatively rich, botrytized bouquet with dried honey, pineapple, and a touch of Seville orange marmalade, with exquisite definition and focus. The palate is well-balanced, with a viscous texture and a good level of botrytis, demonstrating fine minerality and tautness. Dried mango, quince, and spice all interlace the focused finish, which is long in the mouth. Tasted against its peers, this has a higher level of intensity and focus. A superb follow-up to the sensational 2009.”



93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A powerfully rendered Sauternes, with apricot, ginger cream, marzipan, creamed peach, and melon fruit, featuring a long, heather honey-filled finish. Shows polished edges already, but will need some time to unwind. Best from 2018 through 2030.


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


95 Pointz Decanter


Tropical fruit flavours on the nose, caremelised pineapple with bright candied lemon alongside wonderfully sweet floral notes, and a hint of burnt edges running through the wine from start to finish. This has a really characterful flavour with orange marmalade and a touch of enjoyable bitterness on the finish giving depth and roundness. Strong and robust, definitely a wine to enjoy with food be it sweet or savoury. A blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, aged 50% in new barrels, 50% from barrels of one vintage for 20 months. Drinking Window 2021 - 2048

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18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“RS 135 g/l. 95% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc. Thick but lifted and clean. Tangy citrus plus smoke and baked lemon character. Succulent. Drink 2012-2030.”


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