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198 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes

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.

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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 3 years
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    Sweet - fantastic job desert wine

    about 3 years
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    cantelope, honey, honeysuckle

    about 8 years
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    Dessert wine. Incredible.

    about 2 years
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    Very rare treat!!

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
  • 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...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) "The 1999 was particularly impressive for the vintage. It was superbly focused and beautiful on the nose, with sugared lemons, tropical fruit and maple syrup character. Full-bodied and thick, yet very fine, it was extremely sweet and long."
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2005
  • Wine Advocate
    (1988 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 88 on Aug-93