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Les Lions de Suduiraut is a new wine from the great Sauternes first growth Chateau Suduiraut that is a "classic Sauternes" produced from hand-picked grapes affected by noble rot, but is fresher, fruitier and more vibrant than the Grand Vin, Chateau Suduiraut.
2009 VINTAGE of Les Lions de Suduiraut
From the Suduiraut vineyard, this is a wine created to be drunk young. It has just the right amount of honey along with marmalade flavors. The texture is smooth, accessible and ready to drink. It combines opulence and freshness.— (4/1/2012)
|Wine-pages.com||« … a wine that is still lusciously sweet from noble rot, but which thanks to selection of parcels of grapes from certain terroirs, has a crispier, livlier personality…it is absolutely delicious: it has weight and viscous texture, real sweetness but a lightness and finesse that finishes with dazzling agility.– Tom Cannavan – Nov. 11, 2011|
|Chateau||The brilliant robe and light golden yellow hue appeal to the eye immediately!
The intense bouquet rolls out honey, crystallised fruit (pineapple) and then pear. A range of more floral scents bring a fresher touch, plus hints of mint and verbena. On the palate, the wine reveals the same combination of ripeness and a fresher edge. Botrytis has left its mark in the wine’s crystallised hints and elegant fruitiness (yellow peach). The clean, fresh finish boasts bitter orange flavours.
|Name||Les Lions de Suduiraut|
|Type||Liquoreux / Sweet white|
|Classification||2nd Wine of Cru Classé|
|Grape Varieties||96% Semillon and 4% Sauvignon|
|Average Age of Vines|
|Soil||Sandy Clay Gravel|
|Winemaking||Grapes are picked one by one manually in several waves. Fermentation in Stainless steels tanks|
|Ageing||2-3 year old barrels for 15 months|
|Serving Suggestions||Decanting 1/2h before serving - 10 to 12°|
"Abutting the vineyards of Yquem to the north, the large beautiful estate of Suduiraut produces one of the great wines of Sauternes. The 1990, 1989, 1988, 1982, 1976, 1967 and 1959 are staggering examples of Suduiraut’s potential. At its best, Suduiraut turns out rich, luscious wines that in blind tastings can be confused with Yquem." Robert Parker
"This is normally the most liquorous and intensely rich wine after Yquem, and when at its best. Is also one of the best Sauternes. The best Suduirauts are pale gold in colour, the bouquet is exquisitely perfumed and penetrating, and the flavour rich and vigorous, distinctive, honeyed, with great finesse and breed." David Peppercorn, Master of Wine
www.suduiraut.com – interesting website with information on the 2009 vintage.
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