The 2005 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes comes with 123 grams per liter of residual sugar, more modest than some of its Sauternes peers and 4.56 grams per liter of acidity. It has a sense of completeness on the nose already. This Sauternes has immense clarity with wild honey and quince aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pure botrytised fruit, very focused and one of the most intense Sauternes you will find this year. This 2005 Suduiraut feels long and sophisticated in the mouth yet never overpowers, never really has to put its foot right down on the accelerator. This is a wonderful Suduiraut wine with great intensity.
97 points James Suckling
96 points Wine & Spirits
93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate