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Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes
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Wine Description

(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.

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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...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/01/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) "Intense aromas of pineapple, honey, vanilla and apple pie. Full-bodied, with rich fruit that gives a cream, pineapple and honey character, yet the wine is compacted and reserved. Long and lively. This has more of a kick at the end compared with the 2001, but the 2001 has the edge still with its racy acidity. Who knows? Could be another 100-pointer; could even be better than the 2001. Score range: 95-100 - JS" The Wine Spectator Also scored 94-96 Points Robert Parker - no tasting note given
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/2006