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    30
  • Decanting time

    3h
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    now to 2050

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The Story

Classed as a Premier Cru in 1855, it is made from grapes selected from the finest terroirs of the property. This wine is hand crafted at every stage of its elaboration and reveals remarkable finesse and complexity and a golden colour reminiscent of the sun that made it possible. With age the bright gold evolves to a dark amber colour.
With an extensive life-span, it powerfully and harmoniously combines fruit and floral aromas with roasted and candied notes.

Its superlative elegance comes from a match of total opposites: a voluptuous texture, mineral freshness and the heat of spices. Château Suduiraut is designed for all those who enjoy sensory and emotional experiences that are both rich and full of surprises and leave a lasting memory.

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Wine Information

The 1989 vintage was marked by weather conditions which lent themselves to early development of the vines, with high temperatures and low rainfall. A few scattered thunderstorms and the morning mists resulted in the appearance and harmonious growth of the botrytis. 

Start of the harvests : 28 September ; End: 28 October ; Number of passes: 6

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(Magnum) Golden, heavy of apricots, some almonds, something slightly rustic like stones of stonefruit as well. Fresh acidity, feels somewhat purer than earlier bottles and magnums of the 89 Suduiraut, (I'm never too impressed with any 89's in Sauternes, they all have this touch of astingency and roughness) maybe it's starting to come around, showing a new side? 91

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The Château Suduiraut 1989 wine comes in a golden yellow colour, still carrying a few green flashes. The very fresh, young nose offers fruity aromas (apricot, orange, quince, banana and jam), backed by spices, liquorice and a touch of mint. On the palate, it confirms the combination of its fine powerfulness and freshness, with substantial elegance. The tasting is marked by beeswax, vanilla and cooked fruit. A harmonious, elegant vintage with a very considerable cellaring potential. 

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Origin

Sauternes, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Glass time

2h

Inside Information

This 1989 vintage is golden yellow and still has some greenish glints. With a fresh, young nose, it reveals fruit-based notes (apricot, orange, quince, candied banana), spices, liquorice and a hint of mint.

The palate confirms a combination of power, freshness and great elegance. Beeswax, vanilla and candied fruits are highly perceptible. This is a harmonious and elegant vintage, with great ageing potential.

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