Sauternes Vintage Chart

Sauternes    
2009 91 D/H
2008 88 D/H
2007 93 D/H
2006 88 D/H
2005 90 D/H
2004 88 D/H
2003 91 D/H
2002 89 D
2001 99 H
2000 87 D
1999 88 D
1998 85 D
1997 88 D
1996 89 D
1995 82 D
1994 81 D
1993 75 D
1992 68 D
1991 73 D
1990 95 D/H
1989 92 D/H
1988 95 D/H
1987 77 D
1986 95 D/H
1985 88 D
1984 78 D
1983 83 D
1982 80 D

Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer.  The better wines from a vintage will generally have longer lives and cellar better.  The ratings are as follows:

RATING:

95-100 Spectacular.  Most producers made very good wines at all levels
90-94   Excellent.  The best wines should be great.  Consistency throughout the vintage.
85-89  Very Good.  The best producers made top wines.  Inconsistent thru the lower levels.
80-86  Good.  Many producers made good wines with some inconsistency at the bottom.
75-79  Middling.  Choose your producers carefully. Only the best may have made a top wine. 
70-74  Below Average.  Tough vintage to make good wines.
Under 70  A Poor vintage.  Spend your money very carefully. 

STATUS:
D=Drink
D/H=Drink or Hold
H=Hold

Loren Sonkin is an IntoWine.com Featured Contributor and the Founder/Winemaker at Sonkin Cellars.

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