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165 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes
$999.99 USD
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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)

    4 months
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    Sweet - fantastic job desert wine

    4 months
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    cantelope, honey, honeysuckle

    almost 5 years
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    Very rare treat!!

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by Bordeaux Book on 11/1/1998
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/15/95
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06