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153 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Lur Saluces Sauternes

Wine Details

Region

SauternesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 1994 Vintage) This wine has a beautiful gold clear first powerful nose with notes of lemons, citrus zest, marmalade, a hint of iodine from all ease. A restlessness, spicy nuances, liquorice, mint and saffron take over. A lot of complexity in this vintage remarkable intensity. On the palate, the attack is round.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1955 Vintage) 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1959 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
  • Decanter
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Medium gold; reserved nose, slightly petrolly; quite rich, plump, spicy, reasonable concentrated, fine acidity, lemon drops, not as structured as most Yquems; very good length, slightly tarry finish.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1990 Vintage) "1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. 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-b...