(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.
Château d’Yquem 1965 94p Tasted in April 2005. Only microscopic 5% of the harvest was declared worthy d’Yquem, but those grapes, which came through this severe selection, were obviously of impressive quality. Dark amber. In the nose, it had pure botrytis and appeared very intense and deep. Sophisticated and nuanced in every corner. This wine was stunningly fine and a big positive surprise. It should be good enough to keep for another 20 years.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
Wine Advocate(1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
Robert Parker(1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Bordeaux Book on 11/1/1998
Wine Spectator(1988 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/95
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...