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2015 Chateau Suduiraut

By Chateau Suduiraut

2015 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux

A heralded sweet wine from Bordeaux's celebrated Sauternes appellation, the 2015 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut is a vintage that speaks of a particular brilliance. A year noted for its relatively dry, summer season, followed by ideal wet conditions closer to harvest, the noble rot, or 'pourriture noble', flourished, bestowing the grapes with concentrated complexity – a gift for any discerning investor’s portfolio.


Exclusive Characteristics of the 2015 Vintage

The 2015 offering from Chateau Suduiraut excels due to this balancing act of nature. With the controlled onset of botrytis cinerea, this wine exudes a rare and refined depth, setting it distinctly apart from other years. Engaging on the nose, this wine parades an aromatic panoply of crystallised citrus fruits and subtle hints of warm gingerbread -- an olfactory delight compelling the discerning collector to delve deeper into its golden layers.


An Investment-Grade Potable Treasure

On the palate, a tapestry of flavours weaves together harmoniously -- ripe apricot, tropical pineapple and an entrancing marmalade tang. The weight is impeccably balanced with acidity, which cuts through the sweetness, ensuring that each sip finishes with an elegant and cleansing freshness. The 2015 Chateau Suduiraut lingers long after the wine has left the mouth, a lingering testament to its outstanding quality and potential longevity. This Sauternes possesses not only immediate allure but also an admirable ageing potential that will no doubt appease both connoisseurs and investors alike.

For oenophiles looking to enhance their collection with Sauternes that promises growth both in complexity and market value over time, one can extol the virtues of this particular Chateau Suduiraut vintage. In a symphony of exquisite balance and intricate flavour profiles, the 2015 Chateau Suduiraut secures its place within an investment-grade echelon.

This radiant example from Chateau Suduiraut unveils another layer to its prestige when considered through the lens of fine wine investment. Given its exceptional harvest conditions and superlative expression of terroir, it stands as one of those meticulously crafted vintages that encapsulates not only the essence of its region but also possesses the structure destined for gratifying evolution in both bouquet and complexity over time. Indeed, this is a wine crafted not merely for enjoyment but for prudent investment.

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A phenomenal white with dried fruits such as apricots and mangos. Masses of bortrytis spice. Full body yet agile and bright with incredible lightness and delicacy. So much cherry blossom too. Small white flowers. Medium sweet. Ginger. Great finish.

James Suckling -


The 2015 Suduiraut comes with 123 grams per liter of residual sugar, more modest than some of its Sauternes peers and 4.56 grams per liter of acidity. It has a sense of completeness on the nose already: immense clarity with wild honey and quince aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very pure botrytised fruit, very focused and one of the most intense Sauternes you will find this year. It feels long and sophisticated in the mouth yet never overpowers, never really has to put its foot right down on the accelerator. This is a wonderful Suduiraut, not quite up to the level of the ethereal 2009...although not too far off.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 27 April 2016


Among the most impressive wines of the vintage, this AXA-owned property is in a rich vein of form. It’s a concentrated, sumptuously oaked style that’s made for the longer haul, with exotic fruit flavours, honeyed texture and a dusting of baking spices. Drink: 2019-30

Tim Atkin -

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