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2016 Chateau Suduiraut

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2016 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux

Amid the patchwork of prestigious appellations that constitute Bordeaux, Sauternes stands out, a beacon for the world's finest sweet wines. Within this sweet spectrum, the 2016 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut forges its own distinct path - captivating, complex and worthy of great admiration amongst fine wine investors.


The Distinct Hallmarks of 2016

Exploring the 2016 iteration of Chateau Suduiraut, one is struck by the conjunction of vivacity and voluptuousness that envelops the senses. A quintessential example of its vintage, the wine exudes a harmonious blend wrought by the weather patterns of 2016 - a year defined by early optimism, a turbulent summer and an idyllic harvest window.

The botrytis cinerea, or noble rot crucial to this style, found an ally in that year's warm, dry late-season breeze. As a result, this 2016 Sauternes glows with an amber spirit, showcasing ripe apricot and honeycomb on the nose with subtler strokes of saffron and toasted almonds.


A Portrait of Investment Potential

On the palate, the precision and poise are undisputed - with a lusciously dense core counterbalanced by invigorating acidity that draws out a lengthy finish. Such intrinsic balance renders the 2016 Chateau Suduiraut a paragon for potential cellaring gains as it promises to evolve gracefully for decades.

As layers unfold with time, connoisseurs can anticipate further diversification in its aromatic lexicon. Current tones suggestive of candied citrus peel and cinnamon may deepen into more intricate narratives with whispers of exotic spices forecasting returns both sensory and fiscal.


Summary: The Investment Bouquet

The manifestation of the season in the 2016 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut testifies to the alchemical relationship between time, terroir, and talent. For those who appreciate not only a sumptuous ascent to sweet wine Olympus but also an auspicious investment curve - here lies a profound opportunity ready to unfurl its golden wings over time. In your portfolio or in your glass, it represents a vintage luminous with promise.

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This has so much botrytis/spice character. Dried-mushroom powder as well. Full yet round and gorgeous. Exuberant softness. Very sweet and complex. Complete Sauternes.

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


The pale lemon-gold colored 2016 Suduiraut features vibrant lime blossom, candied peel, white peaches, guava and exotic spice notes on the nose with nuances of marzipan and crème brûlée. Rich, layered and powerful in the mouth, it has a gorgeous creamy texture, lovely vibrancy and a long, spicy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 29 March 2019


Not that much nose but big and ambitious with broad richness and a savoury finish. Waxy and round. Yet again, this shows real superiority. So long! Lots of botrytis and round and spicy. Really luscious and gorgeous and doesn’t include any of the dried-fruit wine. Spicy.

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