1989 Château d'Yquem Sauternes
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117 Ratings
1989 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.

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    Enjoyed at Mitch's with Scott 3/20/14 - excellent

    2 months
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    absolutely stunning!

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/01/2010
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • 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...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage)