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The Story

Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, it is made from grapes selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at every stage of its elaboration and reveals remarkable finesse and complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun that made it possible. With age the bright gold evolves to a dark amber colour.
With an extensive life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.

Its superlative elegance comes from a match of total opposites: a voluptuous texture, mineral freshness and the heat of spices. Château Suduiraut is designed for all those who enjoy sensory and emotional experiences that are both rich and full of surprises and leave a lasting memory.

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Vintage 1981

Bordeaux 1981 /The small but high quality vintage of 1981 was overshadowed by superb 1982. The warm and dry weather started from flowering and kept up until September when occasional rains took place until the harvesting was completed in good conditions beginning of October.  Generally speaking the reds produced were elegant, moderately light–bodied and delicate wines in all appellations. The dry whites were moderate quality and Sauternes actually better that the next year 1982. Although this is often regarded as a modest year, a few good wines saw daylight. These include Margaux and Cheval Blanc. 

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Deep golden, amber hue, some botrytis and dried fruits, honey, floral, vanilla sugar, maturing and very complex. Drier in mouth than expected, caramelized sugar, apricots and cooked pear, good acidity and well balanced, ok finish. 84

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Sauternes, Bordeaux

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