Château de Suduiraut, Lions de Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France (37.5cl.) 2015

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Modern totally versatile Sauternes – perfect as an aperitif, perhaps with some salted nuts, olives or smoked salmon canapés, while still having the depth and gravitas to partner puddings and blue cheese.

Suduiraut covers 200 hectares of land in the village of Preignac, 92 of which are planted with vines. Château Suduiraut released this wine for the first time with the 2009 vintage, aiming to breathe new life into the Sauternes category with the launch of a new sweet wine aimed at younger drinkers. It is a classic Sauternes produced from hand-picked grapes affected by noble rot, but is also fresher, fruitier and more vibrant than its traditional counterparts.

Vinification takes place in French oak barrels. The wine is aged on its lees in 50% new, French oak barrels for 18-24 months, depending on the character of the vintage.

Tasting Note: Honey nuts and a peach liqueur aroma, moving to sweet, spicy pineapple and peach notes on the palate.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 (2011)

Semillon 95%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%

ABV14%