1979 Château d'Yquem Sauternes
117 Ratings
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117 Ratings
1979 Château d'Yquem Sauternes

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) There is a lovely purity to the fruit and clear botrytis concentration, if less than in the great years. Has all the hallmarks of a fine, elegant Yquem. A very polished, well-presented sample.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple & Jonagold apple flavors all melded together & gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers & dried citrus notes.

Shipping Information

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Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Bright medium gold; creamy oaky botrytis nose, discreet; sweet but lean, concentrated, creamy texture, youthful, elegant, still needs time; good length, toasty finish.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99.