CWM Rating: First Class! 54% Sémillon, 46% Sauvignon Blanc picked 25 August to 2 September. 25% aged in oak barrels (30% new). Great aromatic aromas, with Semillon beeswax, Sauvignon citrus and white flowers. This has some heft, salinity and big citrus flavours, very well balanced and long. Drink 2022-2026
David Williams, Observer "Château Suduiraut, for example, is known for being one of the very best producers in the Bordeaux sweet-wine district of Sauternes. But its Suduiraut Blanc Sec 2020 (£19.50, cambridgewine.com) is a nervy, luminously bright, verdant and citrussy example of dry Bordeaux " June 2021
This dry white Bordeaux from a great producer in Sauternes has a new name from 2021, Lions de Suduiraut Sec. Half of the wine is aged in oak barrels, the other half in stainless steel. With bright acidity and plenty of lovely citrus fruit the wine is ready to drink but will keep for 4 years.
Lovely, modern style white Bordeaux, pale yellow colour with a hint of green. Open, fresh and greedy nose, with notes of passion fruit, boxwood and lime. Supple and crisp attack, with notes of exotic fruits and pomelo. Good balance, sapid. Crisp finish, with citrus fruit, medium persistence and a hint of minerality.
Sichel family property of 45 hectares in the Entre-Deux-Mers. The soil is clay and limestone in one single plot. 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sémillon. Aged on fine lees with regular stirring.
It shows a lovely pale yellow colour with greenish tinges. Fresh and expressive on the nose, with superb notes of pink grapefruit, mango and some slightly toasted hints. Its fine balance on the palate is remarkable, with a lot of roundness and body, as well as pure, elegant freshness. The flavours of Sauvignon are delicate and persistent, giving this wine length and vibrancy.
The Lacroix-Martillac is a pale-yellow colour with green highlights. An intense and fresh nose, on typical aromas of Sauvignon: blackcurrant buds, citrus and white peach. The mouth is juicy, fresh and pleasing. A long finish, marked by its freshness.
100% Sauvignon Blanc from four terroirs: clay, limestone-clay, marl, gravel.
93/100 Jane Anson "Bright Sauvignon Blanc aromatics on the nose, this is good quality. Power, concentration and spliced citrus and slate minerality. Maintains momentum, easy to love. A yield of 31hl/ha, with 10 months ageing on lees with regular stirring in to fatten up the mouthfeel. An impressive La Louvière, stands out from recent vintages at this estate."