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2019 Chateau Suduiraut

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2019 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux

In the enchanting world of Sauternes, one does not need to look beyond the 2019 Chateau Suduiraut from Chateau Suduiraut to find a vintage that elegantly embodies the region's lush profile. The 2019 vintage has indeed graced us with a libation steeped in the rich narrative of its terroir, showcasing the finesse achievable in the hands of adept viticulture and precise oenology.


A Vintage Defined by Vigilance and Virtue

The climatic conditions of Bordeaux's 2019 growing season centred around a harmonious interplay of warmth and timely rainfalls. This particular sequence has blessed Sauternes with Botrytis Cinerea—the noble rot—inducing a concentration of sugary opulence without sacrificing the essential backbone of acidity that defines the best in this genre of wine. Chateau Suduiraut seized upon this balance with exceptional skill, crafting a potion that is as beguiling on the palate as it is in its golden aura.


The Dance of Acidity and Honeyed Decadence

As I nestled into the 2019 Chateau Suduiraut, my senses were greeted by a ballet of fragrant complexities. Whispering apricots merged with tantalizing botrytis spiced sultanas, crafting an olfactory sonnet. The palate follows through with a sumptuous texture layered over vibrant citrus-led acidity—a luscious tour de force never swaying into excess but rather maintaining an ethereal poise.

A discerning investor looking for a distinguished sweet wine would be astute to take note of the investment potential housed within each bottle of this transcendent nectar. The charm of the 2019 vintage can be attributed not only to its immediate alluring sensory profile but also to its promise for splendid maturation over time—a truly collectable asset.


Conclusion: A Luminary Investment Wine

One often seeks a wine that complements their portfolio as much as their table; in this aspiration, the 2019 vintage from Chateau Suduiraut excels with aplomb. It is an emblem of Sauternes' quintessence and a beacon for Bordeaux sweet wines—welcoming connoisseurs to revel in its present exquisiteness while promising further complexity with patience. The 2019 Chateau Suduiraut stands as a testament to an extraordinary year—ripe for appreciation and ripe for investment.

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Composed of 94% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Blanc harvested from the 17th of September to the 30th of October (three selective pickings in total), the 2019 Suduiraut is aging for 16-20 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. The alcohol came in at 14.1% with 130 grams per liter of residual sugar. Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the nose is oh-so-tantalizing with intense notes of candied ginger, beeswax, fenugreek and crystalized citrus peel over a core of pineapple upside-down cake, honey coated almonds, pink grapefruit and peach preserves with a waft of musk perfume. The rich, concentrated palate explodes with spicy fireworks in the mouth, complementing the the exotic fruit and peach preserves layers, with a racy line to lend just enough lift, finishing with epic length and depth.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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