1989 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • JR 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 90
  • NM 90

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JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2004
Luminous copper. Full and round and very opulent. Round and full and clean and open on the nose. Though not desperately subtle. More almonds on the nose. Very round, not especially complex but clean and bumptious and... Luminous copper. Full and round and very opulent. Round and full and clean and open on the nose. Though not desperately subtle. More almonds on the nose. Very round, not especially complex but clean and bumptious and again with a slightly burnt undertow. Full finish, rather opulent and exciting. Already quite evolved. 18/20
WS 92
Wine Spectator - 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.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 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 youthful.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - 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 first... 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. Tasted February 2011.
JJB 94
Michel Deschodt - JJ Buckley, January 2017
The wine has transitioned to full amber, and leaves pronounced legs after being twirled. Transitioning to the nose, it is intensely aromatic and leads with gorgeous apricot and orange preserves. Diving further in, there... The wine has transitioned to full amber, and leaves pronounced legs after being twirled. Transitioning to the nose, it is intensely aromatic and leads with gorgeous apricot and orange preserves. Diving further in, there are undertones of honeysuckle and orchard flowers, before one finds earthy tones and mint. Once on the palate, the wine delivers on the intensity of the orange and apricot preserves that were present on the nose, with a generous honey-like quality. The wine has great structure, which is kept together by a pleasant zest of acidity. The mint is elusive but present on the finish as are notes of dry violets. This wine is at a great stage of its development and is a strong choice for immediate consumption – but could cellar for another 5 years as well. It would pair beautifully with a blue cheese salad, as well as any dessert that has components of fresh fruit and cream.
JJB 90
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, February 2015
A light amber gold color showcases the perfect storage of this well aged Sauternes. The expressive nose is replete with burnt sugar, dried apricots and fig with a lighter note of vanilla and quince marmalade. Medium in... A light amber gold color showcases the perfect storage of this well aged Sauternes. The expressive nose is replete with burnt sugar, dried apricots and fig with a lighter note of vanilla and quince marmalade. Medium in weight, this features moderate sweetness and layered flavors of marzipan, marmalade, dried apricot and black tea, with lively acidity that keeps the wine fresh and carries through the dry finish. A wonderful and pleasurable example of well-aged Sauternes at a point of full maturity. Tasted out of 750ml.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 1989

Label

Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, Suduiraut’s grand vin is made from 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at every stage, revealing remarkable finesse and complexity, and a golden color reminiscent of the sun that made it possible.

With age, the bright gold evolves to a dark amber color. With an extensive life-span, Suduiraut powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes. Its superlative elegance comes from a combination of total opposites: voluptuous texture, mineral freshness, and the gentle warmth of spice notes.

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.