Suduiraut 2005

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Neal Martin

Tasted on several occasions, most recently at home, the Suduiraut ’05 is slightly deeper in colour than the 2007. It has a rich, almost decadent nose with a conspicuous veneer of vanillary new oak underneath which lies honey, orange peel, creme brulee, passion fruit and a touch of spice. It has very fine definition, although it does not have the clarity of the 2007. The palate is rich and mellifluous, rounded and sumptuous with slightly lower acidity than the 2007, a real fatness here redolent of the 2003 or 1990. There are touches of lemongrass inflecting the finish and giving the finish and edginess that counterbalances that 163gms/L residual sugar. Tasted July 2011.
-Wine Journal Sep 2011

(94 pts)
Tasted single blind at Southwold. This is closed on the nose with dried lychee and pineapple, but there is a hefty dose of SO2 here. The palate is much better, very pure botrytized fruit, honey, quince, honeysuckle. Has a refined manner to it. Nice kick on the finish, touch of citrus fruit, dried mango and lovely botrytis. Exudes confidence! Drink 2012-2030+ Tasted January 2009.
-Wine Journal Jul 2009

(93 pts)
This does not quite match the showing back in 2006 at the vertical but it remains an impressive wine. Touches of yellow flowers and citrus fruits on the Germanic nose. The palate is rich and unctuous, laden with botrytis with great intensity on the finish. Minerally aftertaste. This is a great Suduiraut. Tasted April 2007.
-Wine Journal May 2008

(94-96 pts)
Just 600mm fell at Suduiraut this year (the average is 900mm.) A storm in September caused some noble rot. A limpid silvery hue. An attractive nose of coconut, lemon with a touch of orange peel. Moderate intensity: reminds me of a Mosel Auslese in some ways. The palate is very concentrated, oily, unctuous mouthfeel yet very minerally underneath. Good acidity. Notes of lemon, orange zest, lime. More linear on the finish, a little unresolved at the moment with an alcoholic finish (shows a bit of heat.) Tasted June 2006.