(From 1997 Vintage) 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.
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Robert Parker(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
Robert Parker(From 1989 Vintage) "The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alc...
Wine Advocate(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
Robert Parker(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Bordeaux Book on 11/1/1998
Wine Spectator(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/95