James Suckling 98-99
Wow. This is incredibly concentrated with such depth and power. Dried oranges. Full-bodied with some phenolic tension that frames the wine perfectly. Dried apricots and peaches. Incredible richness and freshness. Spicy and flavorful. Tastes more like a BA from Germany! 100% semillon.
The 2022 Suduiraut is laced with hints of tangerine peel, spice, vanillin, chamomile and dried flowers. It offers a lovely mix of botrytis-inflected flavors and textures while also showing quite a bit of freshness. The 2022 is done in the lighter style the chateau favors these days. My impression is that it is still coming together, as the wine shows a very slight lack of cohesion that is not typical.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2047
Jane Anson 92
Amber in colour, with tropical fruits of passion fruit and mango on the opening beats, clear depth of flavour and contrast provided by orange peel and aniseed bitterness, low acidity. Luscious, silky, powerful, enjoyable. Pierre Montegut technical director, 7hl/h yields, 70% new barrels 30% from barrels of one vintage.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040
Jeb Dunnuck 97-99
One of the finest Sauternes I’ve been lucky enough to taste in some time, the 2022 Chateau Suduiraut is 100% Semillon that hit 13.9% natural alcohol, with 190 grams per liter of residual sugar. Still resting in 70% new barrels, this monster of a Sauternes offers a huge nose of honeyed citrus, orange marmalade, spice, brioche, and almond paste. Full-bodied, rich, and massively concentrated, nevertheless, it somehow stays flawlessly balanced, fresh, and light on its feet.