2018 Château Suduiraut, Cru Classé Sauternes

A tough year for Suduiraut, they managed a miniscule 6hl/ha. This has 125 g/l residual sugar, which is less than usual. The result is a beautiful wine, with nice weight, really saline, floral, lychee and peach, and lovely floral character. Really beautiful purity and salinity on the finish.

Critic score
95.25/100
Pricing
Half
En primeur
In stock
£25.34

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    Semillon
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2045
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
2018 Château Suduiraut, Cru Classé Sauternes

TASTING NOTES

The pale to medium lemon-gold colored 2018 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(93—95)/100

This is an enjoyable, luxurious and indulgent Sauternes. It’s extremely rich, dark and concentrated – in keeping with its tiny yields (5hl/ha in 2018, of which 40% went into the grand vin) - with attractive bitter orange flavours that cleverly work to give tension where otherwise the low acidity might lose tension. 125g/l residual sugar. The harvest ended on 9 November.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(94)/100

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.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(97—98)/100