2001 Chateau Suduiraut 1.5 L

Year: 2001
Appellation: Sauternes
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 98
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 95
James Suckling: 93
Jeff Leve: 97
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$239.95

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2004 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #9

"Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrated, yet balanced and refined. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This has just about everything in the right place. Stunning. Best after 2009. 6,665 cases made. –JS" (WS)

"The Suduiraut 2001 has an attractive bouquet of honeycomb, passion fruit and a touch of petrol that are well defined, if not as complex as more recent vintages such as the 2009. The palate is well balanced with fine citrus lemon and apricot notes. This is very harmonious and focused, although it does not quite fan out with the precocity you might expect. This was Christian Seely’s first vintage at the estate, and while it is an excellent wine, I think he has overseen even better vintages since then." (WA)

"Medium yellow-gold. Flamboyantly ripe, complex nose combines pineapple, apricot, toffee, clove and vanilla. Hugely sweet and rich, with deep, powerful flavors of honey, marzipan and toffee. A major mouthful of wine, with great lingering sweetness. Today, this makes the Rieussec seem almost polite by comparison." (VM)

"This is just starting to open up, with a dried lemon, meringue, pineapple, and honey. Full and very sweet with a spicy character. Long and tangy, yummy. No need to wait -- enjoy." (JS)

"Intense, ripe, pure, sweet, fat, juicy, rich and fresh, with the perfect level of acidity to give the right amount of lift to the multiple layers of ripe and over ripe apricots, orange, pineapple, vanilla and nuts coated with honey. This is even better than it was a year ago. I love young Sauternes and this special wine is just getting going. It's going to be much better in the years to come. 97 points - Tasted Mar 17, 2013" (JL)