Price: $126.51 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Tasted blind at the 10-Year on Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Chateau 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.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 93
Medium yellow-gold. Incredibly sweet aromas of apricot, acacia honey and marzipan. Super sweet, round and fat, but with enough ripe acidity to leaven the wine’s huge impression of volume. A powerfully fruit-driven Sauternes with superb depth, but it’s almost too rich today. Finishes with palate-staining sweetness and length and surprisingly fresh acidity (I suspect the actual acid number is low). I’d give this 15 years in the cellar. This is carrying a high 165 grams per liter of residual sugar, and the percentage of new oak was raised from a normal 35% to 65% for this vintage, and yet the wine does not come across as woody.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 92
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, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 97
Shows dried pineapple, honey, pear, caramel and piecrust aromas. Full-bodied and very sweet, with spice, coconut, tropical fruit and apple tart flavors. Long and dense, yet lively. Best after 2013. 6,500 cases made.
– James Suckling, Winespectator.com, Score: 93