One of the larger properties in Sauternes, Chateau Suduiraut totals 200 hectares with 92 hectares under vine. The grounds surrounding the Chateau are extremely impressive, created by the same designer as those of Versailles. Vineyard plantings are 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, with the wine maturation completed in 50% new French oak for 18-24 months. Often on the richer end, the wines are known to age extremely well.
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. 94-96 points Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 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.
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.