Region 'Sauternes and Barsac' - Year 1989
|keep||An excellent vintage of power and concentration|
Flowering was early, and the summer very warm and dry. Hail in early July reduced the crop by up to 75 percent at some properties in Bommes. Botrytis spread rapidly in September, despite the absence of morning fogs until early October. Grapes were very rich in sugar, and some wines showed a touch of heaviness, but overall quality is splendid, with excellent concentration and power. Wines from Barsac are in general slightly superior to those from the other communes, but there are many exceptions.
Yquem, Coutet, Rieussec.