1989 Chateau Suduiraut 2015 Ex-Chateau Release
Sauternes Blend - 375ML
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  • WS 92
  • NM 90
  • VN 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator, April 1995
Exotically perfumed violet and rose petals burst on your palate, accompanied by dried apricot, lemon and honey flavors. Gorgeous and subtle, glowing on the finish.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the estate. The ’89 is a little lighter in hue compared to the Suduiraut ’90. The nose offers caramelized pear, frangipane, yellow flowers and a touch of quince, moderate vigour at... Tasted from the Chateau reserves at the estate. The ’89 is a little lighter in hue compared to the Suduiraut ’90. The nose offers caramelized pear, frangipane, yellow flowers and a touch of quince, moderate vigour at first, but opening nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of bitter orange rind on the entry, marmalade, quince and a mandarin and dried apricot on the finish. There is good length to this Suduiraut, although it misses a little breeding, perhaps due to the denuding by the Creme de Tete.
VN 90
Vinous, July 1998
Vibrant aromas of fruit salad and honey. Moderately viscous and bright in the mouth; not nearly as powerful as the '90. Nicely balanced, even if there still a bit of acidity to be absorbed. Intensely flavored and... Vibrant aromas of fruit salad and honey. Moderately viscous and bright in the mouth; not nearly as powerful as the '90. Nicely balanced, even if there still a bit of acidity to be absorbed. Intensely flavored and youthful. - Stephen Tanzer
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, June 2018
Deep gold/amber. The nearly 30-year-old 1989 Suduiraut has a nose bursting with aromas of dried apricot, candied orange peel, dried tea leaf and caramelized sugar. The palate is still showing a healthy dollop of fruit but... Deep gold/amber. The nearly 30-year-old 1989 Suduiraut has a nose bursting with aromas of dried apricot, candied orange peel, dried tea leaf and caramelized sugar. The palate is still showing a healthy dollop of fruit but is moving toward the deep honey end of the spectrum. It has an unctuous texture and lovely sweetness that is cut through by the acidity. Perhaps the most striking element of this Sauternes is the great length on the finish. The perfect provenance has allowed this gem to fare well with time and it’s a wonderful example of mature Sauternes. Drink now through 2020+
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 1989
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Chateau Suduiraut

This Sauternes estate originally took the name Suduiraut in 1580, upon the marriage of Nicole d’Allard to Leonard de Suduiraut. After being plundered and burned down during the Fronde insurrection, in the 17th century it was rebuilt and renamed Cru du Roy by a nephew of the Suduiraut family, who planted magnificent formal gardens designed by Le Notre, King Louis XIV’s renowned gardener. The estate was designated Premier Cru status in the 1855 Classification.

AXA Millesimes acquired Suduiraut in 1992 with the aim of preserving and perpetuating the estate’s remarkable tradition of vineyard management and winemaking. 92 hectares of vineyard are planted in sandy, gravelly soil superbly suited to Semillon and Sauvignon grapes. Semillon, which represents 90% of the Suduiraut vineyard’s vine population, is the preferred variety for Sauternes. Its very thin skin is particularly sensitive to the Botrytis Cinerea that gives rise to noble rot, which in turn results in a wine which is concentrated both in sweetness and aroma. The blend is then rounded off with the addition of about 10% Sauvignon Blanc.

The vines’ age (a majority of them are over 30 years old) is a guarantee of exceptional quality, giving well-nourished and more concentrated grapes.