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Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes
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Wine Details

Region

SauternesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

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.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

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    A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990. The 1997's light gold colour is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuous-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. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #146, April 2003)

    3 months
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    Sweet - fantastic job desert wine

    3 months
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    cantelope, honey, honeysuckle

    almost 5 years
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    Very rare treat!!

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 1983 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Gold; rich burnished barley sugar nose, powerful, oaky, almost caramelly; rich, sweet, firm, acidity, highly concentrated, barley sugar and raisiny tones, stewed apricots; very good length.
  • 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 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014