A remarkably well-knit Sauternes, superbly balanced and quite pleasurable. Thick, unctuous, a bit on the sweet nectary-side. Unusual taste of super-ripe instances of the common Sauternes flavors -- intense, jammy ripe pineapple, concentrated ripe apricot, etc. A rare hint of graham-cracker note adds to the very interesting complex of flavors. Still quite lively and fresh, has many years to go. No hint of the signs of oxidation and age that can take their toll on fruity freshness. The creme brulée, honey and molasses stage is a long way off. Excellent and highly recommended.
Still quite young, decanted 4 hours in advance, this is still young, fresh and lively. Loads of pineapple, apricot, vanilla and honey in the perfume. The wine is unctuous in texture and long in the finish.
Lovely creme brûlée aromas with tropical fruits. Lush rich ripe velvety mouthfeel. Quite succulent and dense, round and fat. Very fine, yet missing brightness or acid support, so comes across a bit flabby.
Tasted next to the 2009. On the nose marzipan, honeyed fruit, burnt sugar. Rich and a little heavy on the palate, this seems very sweet and could do with a bit more of acidity. Lacking some of the vibrance and complexity of the 2009, but still excellent. Lingering finish. 92-94
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(Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes) This has a delightfully pure character, with fine and fresh pineapple aroma, and glorious notes of honey and vanilla. It is pure, gentle, fleshy and rich. The aromatics are pleasing, the texture is the same. The acidity is rather low, as I think I noticed when tasting en primeur in April 2006, but there is plenty here that appeals to me. Very good effort.
(Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes) Pale golden hue, with a green tinge. A divine nose, steeped in honey and acacia, honeysuckle and chalky botrytis. Superb style on the palate, firm botrytis character, but with a massive wall of sweetness. Despite an acidity that is difficult to see, it seems fresh and balanced. This just needs time to integrate and open out in a more coherent, less showy manner. Excellent.
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