1988 Suduiraut

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£729.00 DP
£62.00 DP

Average critic rating : 87.5 points



The 1988 reveals a textbook, light gold color with a slight greenish hue. Although it does not display the weight of the 1990 or 1989, it has better acidity, high alcohol, and considerable sweetness. It is somewhat disjointed, needing time to knit together. It is impressive if its components are evaluated separately, but it is less noteworthy when reviewed from an overall perspective. There is bitterness as well as fiery alcohol in the finish.|The wine does not offer much delineation, so cellaring should prove beneficial as it does have admirable levels of extract. Suduiraut can make powerful, rich wines that are often rustic and excessively alcoholic and hot when young. I am told they become more civilized with age, and certainly older, classic Suduiraut vintages have proven that to be true. I feel this estate's propensity to produce a luxury cuvee (Cuvee Madame) in vintages such as 1989 tends to have a negative impact on the regular cuvee.| Wine Advocate.April, 1995



Tasted at the Chateau Suduiraut vertical in London. Lighter in colour than the 1997 poured alongside, the ’88 Suduiraut has a light, simple lime cordial and barley sugar nose that is inoffensive but not profound. The palate has a dry, peppery entry with notes of lanolin, ginger and walnut/smoke towards the finish that shows little evidence of botrytis. I fear that the ’88 is beginning to dry out and so bottles should be approached in the near future. Tasted October 2010. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

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Suduiraut 1988
+£432.00     (+154.84%) Latest price:  £711.00
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