1959 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Wine Tasting Note


1959 Château Suduiraut  (Sauternes) 96

Copper hued, the wine offers its honeyed pineapple, apricot, caramel, creme brulee, molasses and marzipan charms as soon as the wine hits your glass. Sweet and racy, with a beautiful apricot, caramel and butterscotch palate presence, the wine miraculously holds on to its sweetness and vibrant lift. For a wine of this quality, I think it still sells for a song at auction markets.

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Copper, orange and honey in color, the wine is all about the sweet ripe, apricot, tangerine, vanilla custard, flowers, roasted nuts and pineapple, all coated with honey. There is a spicy, fresh quality to the fruit. The wine is sweet, but some of the original sweetness in the honeyed fruit has been replaced the complexities of marmalade, butterscotch and caramel.

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Another sublime tasting of this gem. Honeyed, spicy apricots, orange marmalade, tangerine and pineapple all made even better with the butterscotch and creme brulee notes. Silky, sweet, fresh and vibrant, this is a great, fully mature Sauternes.

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Stunning in every way! Fresh, vibrant, honeyed aromatics and silky sweet fruits are made even better by the long, honey coating, spicy, ripe and over ripe tropical fruit and orange honeyed finish that kept going and going. This bottle was in perfect shape and it showed.

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1959 Suduiraut was a revelation. I was shocked when I learned the age of this wine. I pegged it as a 76! The wine offered orange, honey, grilled nut, caramel, coffee and crème brulee notes that were a pleasure to sniff, swirl and sip. There was ample acidity to give it lift. This Bordeaux wine ended with intertwined orange and vanilla flavors with honey that reminded me of an orangesicle. 94 Pts

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suduiraut Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Suduiraut, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Suduiraut can be enjoyed on the young side with no decanting. In fact, it is delicious and quite a treat young, even on release! However, like all great wines, Chateau Suduiraut is much better with age, and does not reach full maturity until it's between 15-40 years of age, or in some years, perhaps even longer in the best vintages! That is when the magic happens!

But that is unrealistic for 99% of the world's wine drinkers. So, enjoy it at any special occasion that calls for it.

Of course the wine is sweet, but there is so much, incredible, racy acidity, the wine always feels fresh, and never cloying, which makes it quite fun to enjoy young. With Chateau Suduiraut and frankly, all Sauternes, temperature is more important than decanting.

Serving Chateau Suduiraut with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Suduiraut is best served at 14 degrees Celsius, 57 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. The wine will naturally warm in the glass, while it develops more aromatic complexities and fleshes out.

Chateau Suduiraut can be served with seafood dishes, especially shellfish, lobster, crab and oysters on the half shell. Foie gras is a perfect pairing with its natural sweet, salty and savory characteristics. Chateau Suduiraut can also be paired with roasted chicken, veal and pork dishes that are either spicy, or prepared with a touch of sweetness.

Spicy Asian cuisine, raw fish, like sushi or sashimi, and cheese, both hard and soft also make great pairings with Chateau Suduiraut.