Suduiraut 2020 En Primeur – “full of pleasure” but the biggest increase so far

  • The wine is being offered for £504 (12×75) SEP
  • It is an increase of over 20% on the 2019 release.
  • The wine has been scored 96-points by Jane Anson who said it was “full of pleasure”.

The 2020 Château Suduiraut has been released for €42 per bottle ex-négociant, 20.7% more than the 2019 was on release.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £504 per case of 12 (75cl format), which is 14.8% more expensive than the current Market Price of the 2019 (£439).

“Full of pleasure”

The wine has received some of the strongest scores for Sauternes this vintage (see table below). Jane Anson at Decanter scored it 96-points saying it was, “full of pleasure, silky and richly textured”.

James Suckling rated it 97-98, picking up on the fact it is made solely from Semillon this year as well as its “tiny production”. “Unique”, he said.

Fair value

Despite the positive scores there is no denying this is a serious price hike, the biggest so far in this young campaign.

At over £500 a case, this is the most expensive Suduiraut of the last 15 vintages. If buyers are looking for less expensive back vintages, therefore, there is plenty of choice.

The 2009 vintage for example has the best score from Neal Martin for Suduiraut between 2005 and 2019 (2020 score not yet released) of 98. The 2009 also has a current Market Price of £440 a dozen.

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