Chateau Suduiraut 2015
Tasting Notes Chateau Suduiraut 2015
A phenomenal white with dried fruits such as apricots and mangos. Masses of bortrytis spice. Full body yet agile and bright with incredible lightness and delicacy. So much cherry blossom too. Small white flowers. Medium sweet. Ginger. Great finish.
The 2015 Suduiraut comes with 123 grams per liter of residual sugar, more modest than some of its Sauternes peers and 4.56 grams per liter of acidity. It has a sense of completeness on the nose already: immense clarity with wild honey and quince aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pure botrytised fruit, very focused and one of the most intense Sauternes you will find this year. It feels long and sophisticated in the mouth yet never overpowers, never really has to put its foot right down on the accelerator. This is a wonderful Suduiraut, not quite up to the level of the ethereal 2009...although not too far off.
Among the most impressive wines of the vintage, this AXA-owned property is in a rich vein of form. It’s a concentrated, sumptuously oaked style that’s made for the longer haul, with exotic fruit flavours, honeyed texture and a dusting of baking spices. Drink: 2019-30