Dominik Mueller

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2015 Château Suduiraut

Tasting note

2015 Château de Suduiraut

From half bottle. Golden colour, a sublime aroma of honey, and an elegant acidity that makes me think of apricot and dried oranges. This sweet wine is a welcome autumn companion. Still relatively young, it promises more drinking pleasure in the decades to come.

Drink from 2022 through 2040.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Friday, 14 October 2022.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
94Wines rated DM94 to DM96 bear witness to the fascinatingly successful combination of grapes, terroir and craftsmanship at the highest level. They are obviously an absolute pleasure to drink, perfectly balanced, and they offer a high level of complexity as they seemlessly combine primary, secondary and often tertiary aromas. This makes them a great experience for every wine connoisseur. In WSET terms, wines with a DM94 rating tend to be at the upper scale of a 3.5 WSET rating.
/ 100
WSET:
3.5Wines with a 3.5 WSET rating are 'very good' wines -- just shy of 'exceptional' -- according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a WSET score of 3.5 usually get 93 to 94 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
5Wines with a rating of 5 stars are truly outstanding achievements. They stand proudly at the very top of their peer group.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2015
Colour:white
Style:still (sweet)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety:Sémillon
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Château Suduiraut
Country:France
Region:Bordeaux
Subregion:Sauternes
Appellation:Sauternes AOC
Vineyard:n/a
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