Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2006

CS00806
This is a stunning wine, probably the best of the vintage after d'Yquem. Lovely botrytis character and good length, it has an elegant freshness and a very positive finish.
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Type Sweet
ABV 14.0%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Area Sauternes & Barsac
Style Sweet and rich
Vintage 2006
Major Grape Sémillon
Grapes 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
Food Match Apricot tart with crème fraîche

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Sauternes Vintages

A warm 2016 vintage has given rise to excellent sweet wines mostly concentrated by the sun but with some boytrytis and good fresh acidity. Both 2015 and 2014 have produced excellent quality in a modern style, sweet but balanced with good freshness rather than overly sweet and rich. The 2013 vintage proved a good year for Sauternes; the wines have freshness and balance (keep). In contrast, the rains of 2012 meant the top châteaux did not release wines. The rich opulent wines of 2011 will be charming (keep), while those of 2010 are good but more irregular and less overt than the ‘11s which came after and the tremendous ’09s which came before. The wines of the small harvest of 2008 lacked concentration and are a contrast to the wonderful wines of 2007 – rich, pure, plenty of botrytis (keep). The challenging 2006 vintage suffered rain at harvest but some good wines were made (drink or keep). The wonderful vintage of 2005 – powerful and opulent but elegant too – are wines to keep. The small quantity of botrytised wines from 2004 are beginning to drink, while the sugar-laden, concentrated wines of 2003 are best kept. The 2002 vintage proved light and needs drinking soon compared with the superb wines of 2001 which will stand the test of time. The Millennium vintage of 2000 proved less than ideal so drink up. The classic wines of 1999 will cellar well while you reach for those of 1998 which, despite giving the growers plenty to worry about during the season, proved good in the end. 1997 is a very fine vintage, the best since 1990, drink or keep, but hot on its heels 1996 and 1995 make for great comparison. The good, rich wines of 1990 are drinking now, as are those of 1989, though no hurry here, while the outstanding wines of the 1988 vintage and the rich honeyed wines of 1986 are drinking well, as are the fabulous late-harvested wines of 1983.

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