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189 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes

Wine Details

Region

SauternesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) A cool year, but one made interesting thanks to a warm, dry summer. The weather was ideal during the harvest and the grapes were in great condition. It was vital to pick only the best terroirs and to avoid the temptation of too large a crop by a rigorous sorting and selection during blending. The result is brilliant and more profound that anyone had dared to hope.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) "The 1999 was particularly impressive for the vintage. It was superbly focused and beautiful on the nose, with sugared lemons, tropical fruit and maple syrup character. Full-bodied and thick, yet very fine, it was extremely sweet and long."
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
  • Robert Parker
    (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
    (1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93