Château d'Yquem Sauternes
117 Ratings
Detail
117 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Sauternes

Wine Details

Region

FranceBordeaux

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) There is a lovely purity to the fruit and clear botrytis concentration, if less than in the great years. Has all the hallmarks of a fine, elegant Yquem. A very polished, well-presented sample.

Winemaker's Notes

Superlative wine which showed all the richness and concentration that Yquem can muster.

Region

BordeauxFrance

Superlative wine which showed all the richness and concentration that Yquem can muster.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1959 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99
  • 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.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1990 Vintage) "1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-b...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1990 Vintage)