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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.
Blend: 90% Sémillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Residual sugar: 150 g/l
Vintage character: This is a straightforward but also opulent Suduiraut with a very pure fruit-based character, perfectly integrated sweetness and a superb finish rounded off by a fine acidity. The attack is both rich and fresh. On the palate the sweetness is expressed by notes of candied citrus followed by woody notes and liquorice, highlighting the mellow finish redolent of fruit. The product of a very sunny year, 2009 has great potential in keeping with the superb Sauternes wines of 1959, 1989, 2001 and 2005
Right up there with 1947, 1961, and 2005, 2009 is a year of almost exaggeratedly (for Bordeaux) flamboyant, opulent wines with elevated ripeness and low acidity. The tannins are unusually ripe, while the wines are quite voluptuous in style. The Left Bank recorded more sunlight hours than legendary vintages such as 1947 and 1982, and grapes had higher sugar concentrations than 2003 and 2005. The key was significant diurnal temperature swings that allowed grapes to handle the hot daytime temperatures. An exceptional vintage across the board.