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Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1997

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Chateau d'Yquem:
Nestled in the southeasy of Bordeaux, Château d’Yquem is the world’s most sought after dessert wine – the benchmark by which all other dessert wines are judged.

Editorial Reviews for Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,907
3.50 5
09/22/2008

very volatile, smells of insecticide, vibrant acidity in the mouth offers excellent balnce to the, no doubt, high level of rs. Really quite lithe on the palate notes of honey, roasted nuts, and dried fruits, papaya, pineapple and apricot but this wine is hot, hot, hot and it was served at about 65F. Between the volatility and heat this is only good at best.


External Reviews for Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Pungent, rich and very fine. Exciting. Great stuff. Long and rich. 18/20 Jancis Robinson. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Chateau dYquem 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem... The long-awaited 1986... is another fascinating effort from Yquem... Its 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 balanced Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Like the 1983, this is another winemaking tour de force.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Very classy and beautiful, packed with botrityzed flavors. Marvelous blend of vanilla, cream, tobacco-box notes, with a lot of oak on it for now but also loads of pure, clean and elegant fruit. An infant that will age for a long time. Best after 2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Truly superb. Yellow with a gold hue. Intense spice, honey and dried orange peel aromas. Full-bodied, very sweet and very alive. Vibrant Sauternes that goes on and on on the palate. Doesn't get much better than this. Beautiful now,but wait. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Located in the heart of Sauternes, the legendary Château d'Yquem spares no expense in producing the finest dessert wine in the world. The classic 1986 vintage is a real treasure from the fruit of the vine, as ripe apricot, pineapple, vanilla and sauteed hazelnut flavors bathe in exceptionally concentrated sweet fruit with honeyed botrytis that adds multi-dimensional complexities. Celebrate life and enjoy this little piece of heaven on earth!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A beauty that's in almost perfect harmony. Full-bodied, exhibiting wet earth, honey, floral and ginger flavors that burn with intensity on the long, sweet finish. Better in 1999.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estateandrsquo;s finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997andrsquo;s light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005andndash;2055.


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Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 375 ml grams per liter

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