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1998 Chateau Suduiraut

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1998 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux

The 1998 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut is a luminary in the constellation of Sauternes, an appellation synonymous with the world's most venerated sweet wines. The '98 vintage emerges as a beacon of botrytised brilliance, infused with the climatic idiosyncrasies of that growing season.


Harvest of Elegance: An Investment in Liquid Gold

The 1998 vintage was characterised by a harmonious interplay between the elements, imparting distinctive characteristics to the wines. Amid this backdrop, the Chateau Suduiraut crafted its golden elixir. For investors attuned to the nuances of Bordeaux's sweet wines, the 1998 variant presents an intriguing addition to their portfolio, marrying investment potential with a sip of history.


Terrific Terroir and Favourable Weather Patterns

Region-specific weather patterns play a pivotal role in crafting distinct vintages. For Chateau Suduiraut's 1998 harvest, the terroir's essence was coaxed out by a propitious combination of warm days and cool nights. This diurnal shift favoured the development of noble rot, which concentrates the grape sugars and acids to create Sauternes that are rich, yet beautifully balanced.

In this illustrative vintage, expect an opulent bouquet that brims with hints of caramelised apricot, honeyed citrus and toasted almond emanating from its deep amber core. These aromas complement a sumptuous palate that gracefully unfurls layers of quince jelly, crystallised ginger, and a subtle touch of vanilla spice. The judicious use of French oak aging integrates seamlessly with the essence of perfectly rottised Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, giving rise to a wine that is complex and lingering.

Its elegance in youth has effortlessly transitioned into sublime maturity two decades on; the wine displays an admirable profundity now, making it increasingly sought-after among connoisseurs and collectors alike.


Fine Wine Alchemy: The Epitome of Investment Savoir-Faire

Investors look not only for rarity and reputation but also for that touch of enchantment that elevates a wine from merely excellent to truly extraordinary. The 1998 Chateau Suduiraut epitomises this alchemy, a testament to what can only be achieved under Bordeaux's watchful skies. With years yet to offer enthralling tasting experiences, it stands as one of the most illustrious expressions from Chateau Suduiraut—an investment-worthy jewel in the crown of any discerning collector's vault.

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Pale to medium gold in color, the 1998 Suduiraut gives delicate lemon pastilles and lime cordial notions with peach blossoms, honeycomb and ceps in the background. Both unctuous and refreshing in the mouth, some compelling white pepper and powdered ginger notions come through on the long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 May 2018

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