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2002 Chateau Suduiraut

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2002 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux

The 2002 vintage of the esteemed Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut represents a particularly fascinating chapter in the storied annals of Sauternes. In a region that has been a byword for vinous nobility, the climatic patterns of the year imparted a unique fingerprint onto this vintage, an embodiment of resilience met with finesse.


Nectar of the 2002 Vintage: A Connoisseur’s Archive

Our subject—the 2002 Chateau Suduiraut—is endowed with a radiant golden hue, indicative of the careful cultivation at Chateau Suduiraut's esteemed vineyards. Bordelaise weather smiled upon Sauternes with enough late-season sun to aid in the formation of the noble rot, without which this wine's ethereal sweetness would be but a figment.

The profile of this wine is a delicate tapestry, intertwining candied apricot, honeyed figs, and subtle almond, while an undertow of minerality brings forth echoes of the gravelly terroir. The harmonious balance between acidity and rich botrytized fruit is nothing short of masterful—a signature trait of the vintage's resilient character emerging through adversity.


Investment in Liquid Gold: The 2002 Vintage Appeal

While investors and collectors may wonder at the treasure trove that is Sauternes' history, it is indeed vintages such as 2002 that offer a doorway into cellar distinction. The 2002 Chateau Suduiraut holds not just future promise for maturation but also immediate gratification for those seeking to unearth its current complexities. Its layered bouquet and profound flavours are increasingly sought after, suggesting astute potential for fine wine investors conversant in Sauternes' liquid alchemy.

In summation, to hold a bottle of the 2002 Chateau Suduiraut is to possess a slice of Bordeaux's resilience, wrapped in an elegant cloak of sweet opulence. For connoisseurs and investors alike, it stands as an emblematic testament to both the estate’s heritage and the enchanting prowess of Sauternes in a challenging yet rewarding year.

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Space limitations preclude including tasting notes. 2002 was an average vintage.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2005

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