"Tasted blind. Pure, deep gold. Really classy and distinctive
with layers of savoury and sweet flavours - apricot compote in
particular. Great build that finishes appetising and dry and
18.5/20, Jancis Robinson MW
"Opulent and finessed, this has great weight, and scents of ripe fruit
and botrytis. Stylish flavors of yellow fruit, citrus and cinnamon
combine with bright acidity on the rich palate."
95-97 points, Wine Enthusiast
"(93% semillion and 7% sauvignon; 3.7 pH; 6 g/l total acidity; 150 g/l
residual sugar; 13.5% alcohol): Bright golden yellow. Intense, deep
aromas of ripe citrus, kiwi and guava are complicated by marmaladey smoky
botrytis and a touch of honeyed mango, decadent notes that are rare in
2011 Sauternes. Very rich in the mouth, displaying extremely pure
tropical fruit and acacia honey flavors that are given clarity and cut by
harmonious acidity. Finishes very long and pure, with uncanny freshness
that keeps this opulent wine light on its feet. This is far richer than
most other 2011 Sauternes yet retains the vintage's freshness and
crispness. Just three tries were carried out this year and the first one
was done essentially to remove dirty, unhealthy-looking grapes. This is
the best young Suduiraut of the last 15 years."
94-97 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"The dried-mango and pineapple character is so delicious in this
wine. It's full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a pretty density and a
fruity finish. Wonderful balance to this super Sauternes. This is a
little in reserve now, with so much for the future. Try in 2017."
96 points, James Suckling
"A big, broad, powerful style, with piecrust, roasted almond and
hazelnut cream notes framing the core of apricot, creamed peach and dried
mango. Picks up extra fig and pear details through the toasty finish.
Needs a bit of time to finish sorting itself out. Best from 2017 through
96 points, Wine Spectator