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Sauternes Castelnau de Suduiraut 2008 - Half bottle - 375ml

The Experience

Drink When...
You want a happy ending
Listen To...
Happy Days theme tune by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
Think About...
These days are ours
Drink With...
Good quality Gorgonazola

The Oddbins Take

Château Suduiraut is an achingly beautiful, classically French Château, perched between the Ciron and the Garonne and it is the autumnal morning mist that rolls off these rivers that provides the perfect conditions for Noble Rot. “But wait, you were painting such a lovely picture!” you might wail, distraught. But, we reassure you, Noble Rot is Sauternes’ best friend and allows it to develop the other-worldly marmalade, minerally, manuka honey flavours that make it so dearly-loved the world over. Happy ending after all, eh!

The Vital Statistics

Country
France
Region
Graves, Bordeaux
Classification
Sauternes
Vintage
2008
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 5 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Half - 375ml
Residual Sugar
375g/l
14.0%
Alcohol Units
11

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The Style

Grape
Semillon (90%), Sauvignon Blanc (10%)
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians

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The history of Château Suduiraut, in Sauternes, goes back centuries. After the total destruction of the property by the Duke d’Epernon in the 1600s, Count Blaise de Suduiraut replanted the vineyard and restored the estate to its former glory. The Château is a superb example of 18th century architecture. Aristocratic, classical and bright in style, the Château is surrounded by charming gardens designed by the famed landscape gardener André Le Nôtre.

The quality of this First Classed Growth is the result of the unflagging attention devoted to its crafting. Extremely low yields foster the concentration of sugars in the grapes and each vat is stringently selected.

Selective hand harvest by successive pickings is followed by two to three weeks of fermentation in new wooden barrels. After vertical pressing, the wine is then aged for 16 months in oak barrels - 10% of which are new, 70% of which are one year old and 20% of which are two years old, with racking every three months.

A great vintage in Sauternes, 2007 produced an exceptional Castelnau de Suduiraut. It is clearly visible that this vintage is unusual through its dark golden robe, sign of an optimal harvest and great deal of noble rot. On the nose, the notes of spices, fruity jams and aromas of wood come through. On the pallet this wine is generous and full bodied with a strong liqueur taste which is balanced out by a light liquorice finish.


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