Château Suduiraut 2005 (35cl)
Château Suduiraut, classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, is made from grapes selected from the finest terroirs of the property.
This wine is handcrafted at every stage of its elaboration and reveals a remarkable complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun. With age the bright gold evolves into a dark amber colour. With an extensive life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.
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Located in the commune of Preignac, its vineyards border those of d`Yquem. The property has a long history stretching back to the 15th century. Only a solitary wing remains of the original château, as it was destroyed by the Duc d`Eperon in the 16th century. The present château was built in the 17th century by the Suduiraut family, who also commissioned a spectacular garden designed by Le Nôtre. Suduiraut was classified as a 1er Cru Classé in 1855.
Since 1992 Suduiraut has been owned by AXA which also owns Château Pichon-Longueville in Pauillac and Château Petit-Village in Pomerol.
Suduiraut's 90 hectares of vineyards are planted with 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested in several "tries" and are fermented in 50-hectolitre stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in small barriques (33% new) for 24 months.
Suduiraut's winemaker Pierre Pascaud has produced a series of outstanding wines which are powerful, complex and beautifully harmonious. The wines show at their best with at least 10 years of bottle age.
Château Suduiraut 2005, draped in its intense golden robes, expresses on the nose all the richness of the vintage with intensity and freshness, combining honey, cinnamon, white pepper, and vanilla with mango, yellow peach, passion fruit and candied pineapple. The initial taste is generous, blossoming into an impressive sweetness backed by a firmness and acidity to ensure the balance. Reveals intense fruit flavours with hints of marzipan, raisins and spices from the oak barrels. The smooth, pure finish leaves lingering notes of spices, candied fruit and a beautiful minerality. We rank it among the outstanding successes of the property with the 2001, 1967, 1947 and even 1928 !Download Technical Note