(2007 Vintage) The nose takes time to coalesce in the glass, very pure with honey, white peach, Turkish Delight honeysuckle, and beeswax. The palate is beautifully balanced, still with some oak to be subsumed, but has great depth and precision. This is a confident, almost ambitious Suduiraut with great power and intensity towards the botrytis-rich, viscous finish that is endowed with great persistency.
appearance: clear, gold, medium+ intensity, legs nose: clean, medium+ / pronounced intensity; developing, aroma: peach, lychee, melon, honey, vallila, toast, buttery palate: sweet, medium acidity, medium+ acidity, medium+ body, medium+ flavor intensity, honey, peach, lychee, toast, medium + length very good, can drink now but potential to aging, premium
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2010
Decanter(1979 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Gold; smoky dried-apricot nose; soft, quite rich, velvety, not especially sweet but harmonious and quite concentrated; quite good length.
Decanter(1995 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Straw-gold; powerful oaky nose, wood dominating fruit now; rich, full-bodied, oaky, rounded, a lot of alcohol and rather heavy; quite good length.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006