Suduiraut 2010

SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White

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Tasting Notes

The 2010 Suduiraut has an attractive bouquet with notes of Mirabelle, jasmine and saffron infusing the upfront honeyed fruit. This is no shy retiring wallflower. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening, lightly spiced with a pleasant bitter note that lends tension on the finish. Good length, this is a very fine 2010 Sauternes. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. 2023 - 2055

Score: 95Neal Martin,, April 2020

Along with Chateau Rieussec, the Suduiraut 2010 is a candidate for best Sauternes of the vintage. It has a wonderful bouquet with an instantaneous sense of completeness and harmony, with layers of botrytized fruit intermingling with apricot blossom, peach skin and marmalade. This is powerful, but not in your face. There is no need to be. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is plenty of botrytis here, good acidity and enormous weight on the finish. Perhaps it needs a little more tension, but otherwise this is a very impressive wine for the Sauternes vintage.

Score: 96Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (212), April 2014

The Chateau Suduiraut has a comparatively rich, botrytized bouquet with dried honey, pineapple and a touch of Seville orange marmalade, with exquisite definition and focus. The palate is well-balanced, with a viscous texture and a good level of botrytis, demonstrating fine minerality and tautness. Dried mango, quince and spice all interlace the focused finish, which is long in the mouth. Tasted against its peers, this has a higher level of intensity and focus. A superb follow-up to the sensational 2009.

Score: 94/96Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the 2010 Suduiraut features quite a savory nose with notes of lightly browned toast, salted almonds, nutmeg and cinnamon over a core of crème caramel, pear tart and peach cobbler. The palate is decadently sweet, concentrated and unctuous with soft acidity and a spicy finish. 2020 - 2040

Score: 93Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (March 2020), March 2020

Expressive fruity nose in this top Sauternes with ripe orange, apricot and pineapple. Candied orange peel, white peach and orange blossom. This Sauternes is elegant and with wonderfully balanced sweetness on the palate. Good structure and length. Vibrant acidity and lots of spice in the excellent finish. Excellent. Drink or hold.

Score: 95James Suckling,, February 2013

Tasted 7 Apr: Mid pale gold. Broad and rich and fresh but with very ripe pear-juice notes. There is real weight here. Much less citrus peel than most other 2010 Sauternes. Real race. Dangerously delicious now. Long. Super clean. Medium to heavy weight. Great undertow. Long. Nervy. (Score: 18 18-35) 13.8%

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2011

This superb Sauternes is owned by Axa Millesimes and overseen by Christian Seely who has done such a briliant job at Quinta do Noval and Pichon Baron. The nose here is a touch muted which means that the palate comes as a very pleasant surprise; it reveals a refined wine that nevertheless has a great panoply of flavours wrapped up in a creamy medium weight whole. This is not one of the bruisers but a dances across the tongue with fine balance and style.

Score: 16Farr Vintners, April 2011

Fleshy peach and apricot feature large on the nose and give richness on the palate. There is an underlying freshness but the sweet fruit comes through lots of caramelized citrus peel and apricots. Although sensuously exotic there is enough freshness to balance.

Score: 90/95Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Score: 94Tim Atkin MW,, April 2011

Super nose with some exotic pineapple/mango/passion fruit undertones mixed with Vouvray-like blossom-tree and quince jelly, enormous body, but incredible purity and crystal-like transparency, great length, a masterpiece! Drink 2020-2070.

Score: 19Michel Bettane,, April 2011

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