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198 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes

Wine Details

Region

SauternesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

Very pure, intense aromas and flavours of peach, lemon curd, tangerine and marmalade botrytis notes.

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem’s 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.”