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
Not quite as decadent as the 2003, this soars into weightlessness on the creamy rich and plenty sweet finish of caramel, forest honey, and dried apricot. Just enough lift to keep this gliding over your saturated palate. Class, elegance, and a bit of hedonistic power. One of the most astounding bargains in the fine wine world..
From a 375. This is absolutely singing. Right out of the box bursts a huge whiff of honeycomb. Its particularly distinctive for young Sauternes, at least for my tastes. This has a vibrancy and freshness that is surprising but not really at all. Such well made sweet wines should last decades, so a wine with 10 years of age is still very young. The tropical fruits leap out of the glass. Honey on the palate. Acidity is perfect, leading to a juicy long finish. Drink 'em if you got 'em in quantity - otherwise I'd probably hold for a few more years.
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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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