1989 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 1.5L

  • WS 92
  • IWC 90
  • NM 90

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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 92
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, September 2012
A beautiful light golden hue illustrates the ideal color for the age. Lovely and attractive aromas of burnt sugar dried apricots caramelized pear vanilla white flowers and a touch of quince. Very pleasantly weighted with... A beautiful light golden hue illustrates the ideal color for the age. Lovely and attractive aromas of burnt sugar dried apricots caramelized pear vanilla white flowers and a touch of quince. Very pleasantly weighted with a rich texture that refrains from being overbearing or clumsy. Good complexity with a delineation of fruit that shows orange marmalade dried apricot quince and black tea. There is just enough residual sweetness here before finishing long and dry. This is drinking wonderfully now. Tasted out of 375ml.
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.