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Castelnau de Suduiraut Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2003

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As a host or hostess, serving a beautiful Sauternes elevates dinner into dinning. More than any wine that may have preceded it during the dinner, including your best red, a carefully chosen dessert wine will be the wine that your guests remember... because in today's abbreviated approach to dinner, enjoying a delicious Sauternes is so rarely experienced. 2003 Castelnau de Suduiraut offers the lush sweetness that is characteristic of great Sauternes. Sweet, but with excellent acidity but that leaves the palate cleansed and refreshed. Made at the Premier Cru Estate of Ch. Suduiraut... an Estate that dates back to the 16th Century, Castelnau is one of the best values from the appellation. At the price, you can't find a better dessert wine.Castelnau is a blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon. This is fermented in new oak barrels and then aged for 24 months in second year barrels. The wine shows a beautiful golden colour, sign of great concentration. The powerful nose exhibits notes of crystallized fruits, spices and toasted aromas, adding freshness in the aftertaste. After a powerful attack, the wine is very generous in the mouth, again with aromas of crystallized. Lush sweetness that is honey on the palate with spicy flavors and a beautiful freshness. The wine is nectar quality, both powerful and elegant, is a perfect expression of the vintage with a great potential for ageing. Food & Wine PairingsGoes Great with: Cheese: Stilton, gorgonzola.Baked fruits, Light cakes, Chocolate-based cakes, pies and brownies, Cookies

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Château Suduiraut:
The terroir of Sauternes covering 2,200 hectares, lies forty kilometres from Bordeaux between the left bank of the Garonne and the forests of the Landes. The appellation Sauternes covers the communes of Sauternes, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Barsac.

Editorial Reviews for Castelnau de Suduiraut Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,793
4.50 5
12/15/2009

This offers up lovely aromas of smoky, spicy apricots and candied lime rind with a piercing floral note and waxy background notes of nutmeg and mace. Fairly sweet on entry, this has very good balance as the acid kicks in on the mid-palate. The flavors are deep and rich with a core of treacle edged in luscious orange marmalade, fig and caramel tones. The medium length finish offers a touch of apricot pit and honeycomb before reverting to dried orange tones. A lot of value here. 92pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
12/15/2009

Rich tropical fruits with honey on the nose. Mango, papaya and toasted golden corn flavors. Very nice, sweet, rich dessert wine.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
08/04/2008

Surprised by the value of this honey-colored wine. Aromas of pineapple, coconut, and honey. Good acidity on the palate, which tasted of pineapple dipped in honey and deepened and gained weight as the wine opened up. Very drinkable, and a no brainer at under $20/375ml. Had with cheese and fruit for dessert.


Snooth User: Uruny
16019112
4.50 5
06/03/2009

This is a medium bodied, very sweet Sauternes with good botrytis in the style of the big Suduiraut. Possibly as good as the first wine, this one offers an amazing price/quality! Not your average desert wine!


Snooth User: TishThompson
2679526
4.00 5
02/03/2010

This always has absolutely rave reviews from our customers, and is one of my personal favourites. At £10.95 per bottle it is a real bargain! http://www.fromvineyardsdirect.com/wine/suduiraut.php


External Reviews for Castelnau de Suduiraut Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
06/27/2007

The second wine of Château Suduiraut, one of the best producers of this beautiful dessert wine.


External Review
05/12/2011

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 05 Medium yellow. Subtly complex nose reveals pineapple, ginger and minerals offers the aromatic lift of a great late-harvest German wine. Then large-scaled and impressively rich, with flavors ofo... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Chateau Suduiraut 750ml


External Review
11/19/2009

The apple does not fall far from the tree with 2003 Castelnau de Suduiraut. In fact it resembles the Grand Vin (Cheateau Suduiraut) to a great degree. Beautiful 24k gold color with a light orange/ golden rim. Notes of botrytis, honeyed apricot, orang... Alex Lallos. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Castelnau De Suduiraut 375ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesSecond wine of Chateau Suduiraut. The selection of the lots allows to obtain a fresher sauternes. A pleasurable wine, ready-to-drink now.


External Review
11/14/2013

Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. To be honest this vintage of Suduiraut has never been thrilling and is certainly not in the same class as the 2001 or 2009 to give two examples. The nose is powerful and rich with scents of Clementine beeswax and quince that certainly pack a punch. The palate is spicy on the viscous entry with bitter orange marmalade and stem ginger although the glycerine-rich finish is missing some freshness and tension. This remains an unashamedly hedonistic Suduiraut. Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
03/16/2010

Castelnau De Suduiraut 2003 and all other wine from Castelnau De Suduiraut are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
06/20/2014

Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. To be honest this vintage of Suduiraut has never been thrilling and is certainly not in the same class as the 2001 or 2009 to give two examples. The nose is powerful and rich with scents of Clementine beeswax and quince that certainly pack a punch. The palate is spicy on the viscous entry with bitter orange marmalade and stem ginger although the glycerine-rich finish is missing some freshness and tension. This remains an unashamedly hedonistic Su


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As a host or hostess, serving a beautiful Sauternes elevates dinner into dinning. More than any wine that may have preceded it during the dinner, including your best red, a carefully chosen dessert wine will be the wine that your guests remember... because in today's abbreviated approach to dinner, enjoying a delicious Sauternes is so rarely experienced. 2003 Castelnau de Suduiraut offers the lush sweetness that is characteristic of great Sauternes. Sweet, but with excellent acidity but that leaves the palate cleansed and refreshed. Made at the Premier Cru Estate of Ch. Suduiraut... an Estate that dates back to the 16th Century, Castelnau is one of the best values from the appellation. At the price, you can't find a better dessert wine.Castelnau is a blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon. This is fermented in new oak barrels and then aged for 24 months in second year barrels. The wine shows a beautiful golden colour, sign of great concentration. The powerful nose exhibits notes of crystallized fruits, spices and toasted aromas, adding freshness in the aftertaste. After a powerful attack, the wine is very generous in the mouth, again with aromas of crystallized. Lush sweetness that is honey on the palate with spicy flavors and a beautiful freshness. The wine is nectar quality, both powerful and elegant, is a perfect expression of the vintage with a great potential for ageing. Food & Wine PairingsGoes Great with: Cheese: Stilton, gorgonzola.Baked fruits, Light cakes, Chocolate-based cakes, pies and brownies, Cookies

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