White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Suduiraut

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 418

  • WhatsSamSipping Likes this wine:

    March 10, 2019 - 2001 Sauternes Horizontal Tasting: This was already quite graceful when we first poured it. The stone fruits were creamy and the acidity made it seem almost lean, especially when comparing it to the other Sauternes of the evening.

    It is great Sauternes for a large savory meal. It had richness to stand up to bold flavors but enough acid to mingle with meat. There were also more exotic aromas like saffron and nutmeg.

    Tasting it the second time around it seemed more coy, though this is relative to the other wines.

    Lovely stuff I wish to have again some day.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: 93 points

    January 28, 2019 - Similar to the last bottle, but perhaps acidity seemed a bit lower. Orange marmalade and honey dominate. Dense on the palate.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • anthroman Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 18, 2019 - Drank with friends, so no super-formal notes, but this bottle was rocking! Wonderful spicy botrytis, coconut, and rich tropical fruit all over the place. The wine was rich and weighty without at all being heavy. Just a great bottle and wish I had more!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • C@ETV Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 2, 2019 - Needs time and decant but delicious. Wonderful purity and length although still quite primary.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • djhammond Likes this wine: 100 points

    December 25, 2018 - I have to give the same rating from 3 months ago. Everything about the wine is utter perfection, but the finish is out of this world, and lasts 120 seconds plus. As mentioned previously, the secret to enjoying this wine to the full, is aeration in an open bottle or decanter for at least 24 and preferably 36 hours. This is what decadence is all about! Check my notes that this is the only perfect 100 points I've ever given.

    7 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/25/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Château Suduiraut) From 375 ml - light medium orange color; dried apricot, botrytis, mandarin orange, coconut nose; rich, baked apricot, botrytis, powdered sugar, coconut palate; long finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/16/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Château Suduiraut) Medium golden yellow color; lovely creme brulée, apricot, baked apple nose; tasty, rich, full bodied, creme brulée, baked apricot palate; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2010 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Suduiraut) From a half bottle. A gentle golden hue in the glass. The nose is aromatic and enticing, with clear elements of botrytis, also with oranges, apricots, vanilla, touches of gently spiced wood. There is certainly none of the volatility I noted when I last tasted this wine, although I note that this was more than three years ago now (how time flies!). The palate has a pure style, lifted and creamy, rich but defined, with almost ethereal fruit in combination with gentle but burgeoning botrytis flavour which builds greatly towards the end of the mouth. Beautiful, pure, rich and very long, this is the best showing for this wine so far, and exceeds my expectations from previous tastings. Brilliant.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/31/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Château Suduiraut) Medium dark yellow color; lovely botrytis, honeyed, fresh apricot nose; delicious, apricot, botrytis, almond palate with balance; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/9/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Château Suduiraut) Coconut nose; delicious, rich, coconut and vanilla palate; long finish 93+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    11/30/2006 (link)

    (Suduiraut) Huge almost syrupy texture but lifted by great acidity. Botrytis is there but there is also well-defined non-botrytis fruit like grapefruit, etc. Really nice.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/11/2006 (link) 93 points

    (Château Suduiraut) Coconut and tropical nose; sweet, tangy, botrytised apple butter palate; gorgeous long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2006 (link) (17.5-18+) points

    (Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes) From a half bottle. A very appealing burnished gold hue here. The nose is dominated, for the first few hours at least, by a pungent volatile acidity, which reminds me more of Beaucastel 1995, tasted back in 2004, than any other Sauternes I have ever tasted. As this blows off - the next day in truth - it reveals some appealing botrytis character with mealy, honeyed aromas. Lovely attack on the palate, very pent up and frustrated at the moment, with plenty of texture. There is acidity there (something I noted as a concern last time) but it is simply swamped by texture, fruit and a rather brutal extract. This is a wine with stunning potential, and once past this adolescent phase this should be an absolute delight to drink. Very good indeed, but with excellent potential.

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes) This is really dense and compact on the nose, with powerful botrytis on the nose, alongside plenty of sweet fruit. A full, fat and rich palate. Certainly a ripe vintage, with acidity nudging towards the low side. A wonderful, plush texture though. This will develop well, and the reputation of 2001 as a great vintage remains unchallenged, but I am a little concerned by the acidity here. Needs between at least six and ten years before drinking.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château Suduiraut
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 000000023016, 3258691180854, 3277031701412, 3760020100759, 3760020101053, 3760020103033, 400007187672, 649185974012, 766592000742, 802236001420

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 314 (2%)
  • In Cellars 10,504 (77%)
  • Consumed 2,770 (20%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

cheese, cream, dessert, Foie gras, søte desserter, sweet

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