1990 Château d'Yquem Sauternes
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115 Ratings
1990 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

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.

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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.

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    nicely perfectly balanced and elegant to the extent that it's subtle. wonderful w blue cheese with flavours that just explode. not in your face. on day 2 bouquet and finish developed significantly. stronger presence and increased complexity.

    about 4 years
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    had a 1 oz pour from an enigmatic machine. light, minimal syrup, a little warmer than I would have liked. but a very good spot of sweetness.

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "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...