The Sauternes (Premier Grand Cru Classé) 1855 from Château Suduiraut is, simply put, an elegant wine. It is painstakingly, lovingly hand-prepared every step of the production process. Produced from the first growth of the vineyard, the wine is more akin to bottled gold, than a delicious beverage.
The wine is extremely bold and full-bodied. It is one of those wines that will knock your socks off with the first sip. It is also extremely sweet and flavorful, with a plethora of aromas and flavors that will grace your nose and palate. To the eye: the wine offers a deep, golden yellow. More akin to ambrosia. When allowed to age further, the beautiful golden colors will metamorphosis into deep, brooding ambers. On the nose: intense floral aromas married with big, bold fruity notes will encapsulate the senses. On the palate: strong notes of lemon, vanilla, and pineapple are first noticed with a sultry oakiness that complements the other flavors. It promotes a long finish that is complex and interesting.
Such a beautiful wine should be served with the best fish. It will go well with chicken and pork dishes, too. But a wine this fine should be enjoyed on its own to really savor the perfectionism exhibited by this fine winemaker.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.