Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1986

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From an outstanding year in Sauternes, this Yquem has some honey character but fails to take off. It's a bit flat on the nose, lacking in acidity, ... Read more

With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 d'Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more pr... Read more

...This is a fascinating effort. With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 Yquem tastes remini... Read more

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/03/2009

From an outstanding year in Sauternes, this Yquem has some honey character but fails to take off. It's a bit flat on the nose, lacking in acidity, turns a little dry on finish... Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Yquem, Chateau d' 750ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/16/2010

With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 d'Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more precocious. Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are d'Yquem enthusiasts had claimed the 1986 d'Yquem was the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. However, after the release of the 1988 they concluded that the 1988 surpassed even the 1986. The 1986's enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, its breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably elegant d'Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2040.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2011

...This is a fascinating effort. With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more precocious, as well as more concentrated. Several highly respected Bordeau... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml


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05/17/2008

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: "This is a fascinating effort.... ...Its enthralling bouquet of<br/>pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking.<br/>Compellingly concentrated, the breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly<br/>know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably balanced Yquem<br/>should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years." (98/100<br/>points- Robert Parker Jnr.)

Berry Bros & Rudd review: "This is a fascinating effort.... ...Its enthralling bouquet of<br/>pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking.<br/>Compellingly concentrated, the breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly<br/>know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably balanced Yquem<br/>should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years." (98/100<br/>points- Robert Parker Jnr.)

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