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D'Yquem Sauternes Aoc Premier Cru Supérieur Classé En 1855 Sweet 1986

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Robert parker gives this wine 98 points and writes: "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."

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.

External Reviews for D'Yquem Sauternes Aoc Premier Cru Supérieur Classé En 1855 Sweet

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

...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 Bordeaux negociants who are Yquem enthusiasts claim the 1986 Yquem is the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. Its enthralling bouquet of pineapples sauteed hazelnuts vanillin and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly co


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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


External Review
05/15/2010

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
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
05/16/2008

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Robert parker gives this wine 98 points and writes: "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."

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