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Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes

Wine Details

Region

SauternesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) 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)

    over 1 year
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    Sweet - fantastic job desert wine

    11 months
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    cantelope, honey, honeysuckle

    almost 6 years
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    Dessert wine. Incredible.

    16 days
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    Very rare treat!!

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1989 Vintage) "The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alc...
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93