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Bordeaux 2010 - Part V

by Tom Cannavan


Only two 2010 Sauternes tasted, but what a showing for these wines.

Château d'Yquem 2010
Six passes through the vineyard, 141g/l sugar and harvested late. Lovely apricot and barley sugar botrytis immediately evident. Delightful little leaf tea and orange notes. Rich and fragrant. Fabulous palate: really fresh, with opulent richness and that juicy nectarine elegance and soft honeyed notes. There's some exotic mango and white flower lift, the acidity is excellent, with a touch of nuttiness and really great length. This has fabulous elegance and richness in combination, and really vibrant character. 97-98/100

Château Suduiraut 2010
Exotic, apricot and mango fruit a touch of lychee, lovely Botrytis comes through, adding delicate tea leaf and honey. The palate has beautiful fruit, with a leafy lift and fantastic freshness. There's a big core of tangerine, and lots of beautiful fruit and acidity. Endless finish with huge concentration but all the acidity you need to underpin it. 97-98/100

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