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2011 Chateau Suduiraut

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2011 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux

The revered 2011 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut emerges triumphantly from a vintage that bestowed grace upon the Sauternes region. The year 2011, while demanding for viticulturists, managed to carve its signature into this exquisite creation, differentiating it as a wine of celebrated complexity and balance.


Harmonious Alchemy: A Spectacle of the Season

The climatic ballet of 2011 presented a challenge that Chateau Suduiraut transformed into an opportunity, harnessing the warm early spring followed by a suitably wet spell and concluding with a sun-bathed summer. This sequence proved idyllic for the noble rot, botrytis cinerea, to develop with poetic precision on the grapes; thus fortifying the wine with stunning opulence and texture. The result is an alluring symphony of aromas and flavours that cogitate with one’s palate in layered harmony.


Nectar for Sophisticated Palates

Taking stock of the sensorial panorama within, one will encounter a luscious mélange of honeyed apricots, candied lemon peel and tropical fruits crowned with a refined botrytic character. Subtle undertones of toasted almonds and vanilla whisper through the rich blanket of sweetness. The beauty of this vintage lies in its deft balance—the crescendo of sumptuous sweetness effortlessly countered by a backbone of vivid acidity.

In terms of investability, gourmands with an eye for the exceptional find the 2011 Chateau Suduiraut to be an alluring proposition. Its charming evolution in the bottle promises future revelations on the palate.


The Quintessential Sauternes Investment

Those captivated by the singularity of Sauternes—and the noble rot that flourishes within its misty vineyards—understand that vintages such as 2011 are key chapters in their narrative. This beguiling nectar from Chateau Suduiraut effortlessly deserves its place in any discerning investor’s portfolio—not solely as an asset but as an ode to the alchemy of time, climate and terroir.

As this vintage continues to unfurl its golden tapestry over time, one presented with an opportunity to acquire or taste should revel in its particular splendour—a testament to the enigmatic beauty captured within each meticulously crafted bottle.

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Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Suduiraut 2011 has a muffled nose at first: dried honey and quince, wet wool and marzipan scents that gradually open up with aeration. Coming back after 10 minutes there is a heartwarming gingerbread note. The palate is viscous on the entry and full of tension. There is a keen line of acidity here, quite linear at first, but it fans out nicely toward the finish and offers notes of honey, mandarin and even a touch of rhubarb! This is a class act, a Sauternes that does not need to shout about its inherent qualities.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 2015

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