Chateau de Suduiraut 2011 Sauternes Half Bottle
Golden nectar from Premier Cru Classé Château Suduiraut. Wonderfully mature and complex.
"With an intense golden yellow colour, Château Suduiraut 2011 presents a very fresh nose evoking citrus such as orange and lemon, and ripe fruit like yellow peach, enhanced with aniseed and a hint of minerality. The palate reflects the year's character with a creaminess that is always tempered by great freshness. It offers richness, yet without ostentation; candied fruit, such as lemon, are still apparent, followed by very ripe apricot and vanilla. The finish is rich and long with notes of candied citrus, and extremely fresh - a hallmark of the vintage. Château Suduiraut 2011 is a complex wine, and very supple despite its concentration"
"Château Suduiraut is one of the very few to have been classified Premier Cru Classé in the famous 1855 Classification. It remains one of the keystones in Sauternes - its quality never faltering.
This wine is handcrafted at every stage of its life and reveals a remarkable complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun. With age the bright gold evolves into a dark amber colour. With an lengthy life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.
2011 was a year of contrasts. The mild, dry winter and spring led to very early growth of the vines. The summer in which cool, damp periods alternated with some very hot weeks mitigated this advance. Luckily a very fine month of September nonetheless enabled the grapes to ripen well. Botrytis was present early on and we were able to start the harvest a month earlier than usual. They began September 12, to finish on October 5 with a total of 3 tries."