1989 Suduiraut 750ml

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WS 92   IWC 90   JR 18   RP 89   Collector 90
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

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.

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 79

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

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.

Drink Dates: 2004-2016
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 89

The 1989 is the most well-balanced wine of this trio, but its fruit does not appear to be sufficient to stand up to the wine's high alcohol and aggressive style. None of these wines offers much delineation, so cellaring should prove beneficial as they do have admirable levels of extract. Last tasted 11/94.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: B1

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 92
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/27/2010

Rating: 90
Author: biggsy
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/20/2010
Light copper. Clean, mineralic nose with black tea, cloves and orange peel. Rich and generous on the palate with cooked honeyed figs and cinnamon. Long nutty finish.

Rating: 88
Author: busdriver330
Tasted On: 01/27/2009
good nose with honey, orange peel and lime. palate sweet and like lung ngan. good finish.

Average rating: 90, based on 7 reviews
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159 bottles owned by 65 collectors.

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About This Producer

The Suduiraut family has occupied this Premier Cru estate since the 16th century. The vineyards border those of Chateau d'Yquem where just a single wing of the original chateau remains. Suduiraut began seeing success in the late 19th century when it received accolades for its innovative means of grafting French vines to American rootstock to counteract the damaging affects of Phylloxera. This pioneering solution paved the way for Suduiraut to produce wines of superior quality decades later. In 1940, Suduiraut was revitalized under the management of Pierre Pascaud. Today, the vines at the chateau consist of approximately 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Most of the wines show best after about 10 years of bottle aging. In addition to a Creme de Tete and Creme de Tete Cuvee Madame, the estate's second wine is Castelnau de Suduiraut.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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