(2017) A brand new wine from the noble Suduiraut of Sauternes, this blend of 67% Sémillon and 33% Sauvignon Blanc was aged in barrels, about 10% of which were new. It has a beautifully tempered nose, creamy and clean, with a little crushed almond sheen to pristine orchard fruit, a hint of anise and flowers. In the mouth it has rounding fullness of fruit, the oak very discreet and delicately supporting, and the modest acidity doing a lovely job of balancing the finish. A keen, intelligent white of great style.