White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Suduiraut

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 459

  • JDEE wrote: 99 points

    March 21, 2020 - Damn! What can you say about the 01 Suduiraut? Gorgeous color, dizzying complexity, kaleidoscope of flavors from creme brûlée, pineapple, caramalized peach, honesuckle and candied ginger. Just enough acidity to keep it honest and a 2 minute finish. I’m not a melodramatic tester in any sense, but I found myself closing my eyes and just soaking in the experience on multiple occasions. May just be a 100 point wine, I really done know what else I could ask for. Must drink more Sauternes!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 8, 2020 - Consistent notes to nearly every bottle. Honeysuckle nose with honeysuckle, creme brûlée, pineapple, apricot, and a hint of oak on a 30-45 second finish. An amazing wine that for my taste is that the inflection point between youthful power and caressing ageless (did I make that up??). Having only been lucky to have tasted d'Yquem in "off" vintages I'd say this is up there at a much lower price point. 95 with a point of upside as there is enough acidity to improve for the next few years before peaking.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote: 96 points

    February 22, 2020 - 4th Saturday Group: Old vs Young (T&L's): Standard bottle. Light golden amber color. Loads of apricot, along with honey and marmalade and slightly tropical notes. Rich and layered, with a long finish and great underlying acidity.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • LWI wrote: 96 points

    February 16, 2020 - Just a hint of volatile acid/nail polish; wonderful balance, acid to lift it, gorgeous complexity, finish goes on and on.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote:

    February 9, 2020 - Second Sunday Group: 2013 Barolo (Neil's): Marmalade, honey and apricot notes. Rich and viscous with ripe stone fruit, marmalade and papaya flavors. Long finish. A stunner, as usual.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2002 (link)

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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.

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  • 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, 1000000000352, 3258691180854, 3277031701412, 3760020100759, 3760020101053, 3760020103033, 400007187672, 649185974012, 766592000742, 802236001420

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 261 (2%)
  • In Cellars 10,807 (76%)
  • Consumed 3,114 (22%)

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

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