Bordeaux 2011 – sweet whites 10 years on

Ch Suduiraut in autumn

The last of three articles reassessing the 2011 vintage. Right-bank and left-bank reds reviewed earlier this week; see also the guide to all our coverage of 2011 bordeaux.

If the 2011 reds were less than thrilling, the same was not at all true of the 23 smart sweet whites that we had the pleasure of tasting blind at the end of this ten-years-on vintage assessment. There is no doubt that 2011 was a very successful year for Sauternes and Barsac, and certainly no doubt that the sweet whites are the stars of this not-so-starry vintage.

Bill Blatch, who plays...