2016 Chateau Suduiraut 375 ml

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sauternes
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 95+
Vinous Media: 97
James Suckling: 95-96
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
Jeff Leve: 94
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
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"This is a powerful style, with a mix of creamed pear, fig, papaya and persimmon flavors liberally laced with crème brûlée and orange blossom honey notes, through a ginger-tinged finish. In line with the vintage's forward persona, but this has notably more breadth and depth than most of its peers. Best from 2023 through 2038. 5,333 cases made. -JM " (WS)

"The pale lemon-gold colored 2016 Suduiraut features vibrant lime blossom, candied peel, white peaches, guava and exotic spice notes on the nose with nuances of marzipan and crème brûlée. Rich, layered and powerful in the mouth, it has a gorgeous creamy texture, lovely vibrancy and a long, spicy finish." (WA)

"The 2016 Suduiraut is fabulous. Crème brȗlée, passion fruit, tangerine peel and exotic floral notes all race out of the glass. I marvel at how Suduiraut can deliver so much flavor intensity and yet remain so gracious and classy. The 140 grams of residual sugar are very well integrated. This is such a gorgeous wine." (VM)

"This has so much botrytis/spice character. Dried-mushroom powder as well. Full yet round and gorgeous. Exuberant softness. Very sweet and complex. Complete Sauternes." (JS)

"As to the Sauternes, the 2016 Château Suduiraut boasts a medium gold color and a fresh, clean, beautifully perfumed bouquet of orange blossom, honeyed pineapple, and flowers, with notable botrytis, which can be lacking in a number of Sauternes in 2016. With moderate acidity, a fleshy, full-bodied texture, and loads of fruits, it’s geared more toward drinking over the coming 10-15 years than any over-the-top cellaring." (JD)

"Sweet and with balancing freshness, the wine is loaded with rich, opulent, honeyed pineapple, orange, apricot, vanilla bean and nut aromas. 14 Views Tasted Feb 11, 2019" (JL)