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2011 Chateau Suau Sauternes (Barsac)
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2011 Chateau Suau Sauternes (Barsac)

Producer: Chateau Suau
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2012

Medium yellow.  Refined fruit-driven aromas of peach, guava and pear.  Juicy, spicy and firm-edged, with very pure pear and guava flavors buttressed by lively acidity.  Displays lingering sweetness and better than average grip and focus for Suau.  Nicely balanced and made in a lighter style, this wine probably won't make old bones but should offer considerable early appeal.

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Semillon

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