One of the conclusions from our visit to taste the 2021 Bordeaux vintage earlier this year was the surprising quality of the whites, a view now widely confirmed. Both sweet and dry wines across the board, made from Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon, showed incredible balance mixing concentration, elegance and freshness.
“The real takeaway from what I tasted is that 2021 is an absolutely brilliant vintage for white Bordeaux, whether dry or sweet” – Jancis Robinson writing for the Financial Times, May 2022.
With 2021 comfortably being the best vintage since 2017, and perhaps even 2014, we have picked up a little gem of a dry white wine from Château Suduiraut which stood out in April for its quality, immediate appeal and value for money.
The Lions de Suduiraut Blanc Sec, re-named this year and now in it’s 7th vintage, was a pleasantly rich and round dry white, with pear and floral notes followed by a clean and salty finish.
A blend of 52% Sémillon and 48% Sauvignon Blanc, the former of which sees a 6 months in barrel (25% new oak), had incredibly low yields compared to normal which helped add to the concentration and complexity of the final wine.
This early drinking dry white is ready to go now and a delicious alternative to the whites from Burgundy and the Loire Valley. Perfect for late Summer drinking and beyond, versatile, and great value at £15 a bottle on the table. This comes highly recommended. Please let us know if you would like a few cases delivered or sent to your reserves.