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2001 Chateau Suduiraut SauternesSemillon from France

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"One of the world's finest wines Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, it is made from grapes selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at eve...

  • 98 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 98 Wine Spectator
  • 94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of creme brulee, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. "

98 Wine Spectator

"Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrated, yet balanced and refined. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This has just about everything in the right place. Stunning. Best after 2009."

94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The Suduiraut 2001 has an attractive bouquet of honeycomb, passion fruit and a touch of petrol that are well defined, if not as complex as more recent vintages such as the 2009. The palate is well balanced with fine citrus lemon and apricot notes. This is very harmonious and focused, although it does not quite fan out with the precocity you might expect. This was Christian Seely’s first vintage at the estate, and while it is an excellent wine, I think he has overseen even better vintages since then. "

Product Description:

"One of the world's finest wines

Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, it is made from grapes selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at every stage of its elaboration and reveals remarkable finesse and complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun that made it possible. With age the bright gold evolves to a dark amber colour.

With an extensive life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.

Its superlative elegance comes from a match of total opposites: a voluptuous texture, mineral freshness and the heat of spices.

Chateau Suduiraut is designed for all those who enjoy sensory and emotional experiences that are both rich and full of surprises and leave a lasting memory." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 23607
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Sauternes
Ratings

98 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

98 - Wine Spectator

94 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2001
Color White
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Semillon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste fig, lemon, pear, saffron, grass and bell pepper
Nose apricot, quince, honey, pineapple and cream