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Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 2005 (Half Bottle 375mL)  - First Bottle


97 James Suckling -
What a wine for the vintage, with spices and furniture wax undertones, then dried citrus fruit. Great intensity in this, powerful stuff. Perhaps the best 2005.
94 Vinous -
The 2005 Suduiraut is such a classy wine. Crème brûlée, orange marmalade, vanilla bean, mint, apricot, honey, hazelnut and truffle lend a sense of exoticism throughout. The 2005 is unctuous but not heavy. It perhaps lacks the dimension of the very best years, but that in no way detracts from the pleasure it provides. To be perfectly frank, its hard to put the glass down. 4/2021
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Suduiraut seemed a little out of sorts at first, although it comes together with honey, barley sugar, orange blossom and mineral scents that become more delineated as its aerates. The palate is very intense on the entry. There is a beautiful line of acidity that cuts through the viscous fruit, though the finish does not quite exude the precision of a top vintage, but still delivers that sense of class one expects from this address.

Technical Details

  • Blend97% Sémillon and 3% Sauvignon Blanc
  • WinemakerPierre Montegut
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBordeaux
  • AppellationSauternes
  • Oak65% new and 35% once used French barriques
  • Residual Sugar163 g/L
  • Alcohol13.5%

Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 2005 (Half Bottle 375mL)

Semillon  |  France
JS97, VN94, WA93

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“What a wine for the vintage, with spices and furniture wax undertones, then dried citrus fruit. Great intensity in this powerful stuff. Perhaps the best 2005.” – James Suckling

Mic drop! “Perhaps the best 2005” ?!?! Well, that certainly caught our attention! Sauternes are always such a challenging animal...their best vintages don’t always align with the best vintages of the rest of Bordeaux, and often times the greatest wines of the vintage either aren’t available for years or don’t show well initially as they are meant to be consumed years, sometimes decades after release. It’s a lot for even pros like us to keep tabs on, to be honest.

That’s why we were so absolutely thrilled when an importer dropped off a boatload of back vintage sauternes – ready to drink, and so, so much easier to wrap our collective heads around! This 2005 Château Suduiraut was simply superb – heady, intoxicating, and deeply beguiling tones of orange marmalade, clover honey, chipped river rocks, quince, clove, Chinese five spice – man, this goes on forever! Fresh, never-ending vibrancy comes rushing in – cutting the unctuousness and viscosity like a lightsaber and making this a masterpiece!

97% sémillon, with 3% sauvignon blanc all aged in 65% brand new, and 35% once-used French oak for 18 months. The fruit was harvested over four primary passes through the vineyards – selecting the fully-botrytized grapes in each pass – beginning in late September and continuing into early November. The winery ranks this amongst their greatest vintages EVER – granting it Top 5 status alongside the revered 2001, 1967, 1947, and 1928 vintages. That we have any of this...especially at 50% OFF, well, it is simply a marvel. Do. Not. MISS!

PAIRING IDEAS: Go make friends with your local cheesemonger and ask for this: Bleu d’Auvergne – made from raw cow’s milk, this intense, grassy and floral cheese is a life-changer! Serve alongside green apples, d’anjou pears, and toasted whole walnuts. You’ll be hooked!

About the Producer

The estate took the name of Suduiraut in 1580 on the marriage of Nicole d'Allard to Leonard de Suduiraut. The chateau was plundered and burned down during the Fronde insurrection, then rebuilt in the XVII century. It was re-named Cru du Roy in the late 18th century on being taken over by a nephew of the Suduiraut family, Jean Joseph Duroy, Baron of Noaillan. The family home then acquired a cartouche featuring the Suduiraut and Duroy coats of arms, which was to give rise to the escutcheon used by Chateau Suduiraut today. On 18 April 1855 the estate was classed as a Premier Cru during the official wine classification program in the Gironde winegrowing area.