1990 Suduiraut 750ml

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WS 95   IWC 92(+?)   RP 88   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Botrytis bomb. Gold color. Loads of spicy, almondand toffee character with pineapple fruit.Full-bodied, very sweet and very, very ripe.Blistering long finish. A bit rustic, but amazing.Can age as long as you like.--1990 Bordeauxretrospective. Drink now. 6,250 cases made.

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Author: James Suckling


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

Light copper color. Extravagant, expressive aromas of tropical fruits, honey, smoked meat and grilled nuts. Thick, sweet and glyceral in the mouth (15.3% alcohol), at once honeyed and tangy. Very long and very youthful on the aftertaste. Offers considerable potential.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 79

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Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 88

The evolved, medium gold color of the 1990 is prematurely advanced, raising questions about future longevity. The 1990 possesses plenty of intensity, and an unctuous, thick, juicy style, but high alcohol and coarseness kept my rating down. None of these wines offers much delineation, so cellaring should prove beneficial as they do have admirable levels of extract.

Drink Dates: 1995-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: B1

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: TLR
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 05/19/2009
Drink Dates:
dark copper tone Thick, sweet and glyceral in the mouth (15.3% alcohol), at once apricot and tangy. Very enjoyable the only lack is the finish which is not long and rather short. Otherwise a very QPR bottle of sauterne!

Rating: 91
Author: TheRhoneStore
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 05/20/2007

Rating: 91
Author: John Griffin
Trust Rating: 57
Tasted On: 11/22/2009

Rating: 87
Author: ebgreenb
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/29/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2010
Disappointing, with one-dimensional flavor of burnt butterscotch and some pretty harsh alcohol.

Average rating: 92, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

849 bottles owned by 270 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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