2001 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Wine Tasting Note

2001 Château Suduiraut  (Sauternes) 96

Just a beauty, with a line of racy acidity that cuts through the fresh, ripe, incredibly sweet, pineapple, lemon curd and apricots all covered with vanilla bean and honey. There is weight and richness, but the acidity gives more than enough lift to keep everything balanced between sweet, fresh, ripe and juicy.

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Intense, ripe, pure, sweet, fat, juicy, rich and fresh, with the perfect level of acidity to give the right amount of lift to the multiple layers of ripe and over ripe apricots, orange, pineapple, vanilla and nuts coated with honey. This is even better than it was a year ago. I love young Sauternes and this special wine is just getting going. It's going to be much better in the years to come.

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Thick, rich, sensuous layers of honey coated, tropical fruit grab your attention. Flowers, citrus oil, honey, vanilla custard, orange, apricot and honey coated, spicy, tropical fruit are the hall marks of this wine. This delicious, fresh, sweet Bordeaux wine is already drinking well and should continue to develop and improve for decades.

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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.

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