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.
(From 2004 Vintage) Shining bright with lemony yellow hues. Open nose, initially reminiscent of cooked plums, saffron, orange blossom and acacia honey, a scented spicy note in it, after a few minutes, soft vanilla and bright Cerealnoten shows in the form of freshly ground barley. In the palate much cooked plums, fresh and parched light apricot, a hint of bitter orange in the final,
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
Decanter(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Medium gold; reserved nose, slightly petrolly; quite rich, plump, spicy, reasonable concentrated, fine acidity, lemon drops, not as structured as most Yquems; very good length, slightly tarry finish.
Wine Spectator(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99.