CHÂTEAU YQUEM

1997 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

Grapes Sauv Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle
Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Sauternes
Classification 1er Cru Classé
ABV 14%

Extremely concentrated, yet subtle. Aromas of honey and spices, with an intense botrytis nose. Full-bodied, thick and fruity, with orange peel and lemon rind character. Medium sweetness. Balanced, yet thick and backward. Reminds me of the harmonious 1990--certainly the best since then. Best after 2008 Rating: 95 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator (Dec 2017)

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Pungent, rich and very fine. Exciting. Great stuff. Long and rich. Rating: 18 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Mar 2010)

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, 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: 2005-2055. Rating: 96-96 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com

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