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Suduiraut 2016

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Sauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

This superb Sauternes property is owned by AXA Millesimes and overseen by Christian Seely who has done such a brilliant job at Quinta do Noval and Pichon Baron.

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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Suduiraut has a clean, pure bouquet of light marmalade, lanolin, curry leaf and wax resin aromas, quite complex and developing more and more personality with aeration. The palate is well balanced, with a viscous, almost unctuous opening. This is richer and heavier in style than many 2016 Sauternes, but maybe just loses some detail and precision on the finish. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2024 - 2045

Neal Martin, vinous.com, August 2020

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.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

Pale lemon in color, the 2016 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. 2021 - 2057

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim No), November 2018

Not that much nose but big and ambitious with broad richness and a savoury finish. Waxy and round. Yet again, this shows real superiority. So long! Lots of botrytis and round and spicy. Really luscious and gorgeous and doesn’t include any of the dried-fruit wine. Spicy. 13.8%
Drink 2024-2044

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017

Ripe apricots the nose is sweet the palate luscious with fleshy yellow peach, candied peel and orange marmalade. There is balance an underlying freshness hints of spice the finish is rich and ripe with flavours that linger. 2024-40

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017

In a good, rather than great year for Sauternes, Suduiraut is one of the stand out wines. Restrained citrus, nectarine and apricot flavours are complemented by stylish oak, notes of baking spices and tangy balancing acidity. 2019-26

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2017
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The 2016 De Suduiraut has a complex bouquet with rich and honeyed fruit, superb mineral tension and wonderful detail. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, great tension and a lovely touch of spice towards the very persistent finish. What a great Suduiraut in the making here, so full of character and complexity, and yet you still feel as if it has something up its sleeve.
Drink Date 2022 - 2060

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017

This has so much botrytis/spice character. Dried-mushroom powder as well. Full yet round and gorgeous. Exuberant softness. Very sweet and complex. Complete Sauternes.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2017

This superb Sauternes property is owned by AXA Millesimes and overseen by Christian Seely who has done such a brilliant job at Quinta do Noval and Pichon Baron. Not tasted En Primeur.

Farr Vintners, February 2017

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. Drink 2019-2034.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
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