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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
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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: 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

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

The 1988 is a more backward-styled Yquem than the 1989, built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses full body, layers of highly concentrated, extracted flavors, considerable botrytis, and a sensational finish.


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

An extraordinary effort in this powerful, blockbuster vintage, Yquem's 1990 is the richest of the fabulous triogy of superb sweet wine vintages in Bordeaux: 1988, 1989, 1990. This wine also possesses more elegance and finesse than many 1990s at least at this early stage of their development. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. It may mature at a quicker pace than the 1989, 1988, or 1986, but all of these wines will easily pass their half-century birthdays in splendid condition. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+.


External Review
06/25/2011

A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1997 Chateau d'Yquem 1500ml


External Review
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
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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