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Chateau d'Yquem Premier Cru Superieur Classe Sauternes Premier 1997

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Chateau d'Yquem:
Nestled in the southeasy of Bordeaux, Château d’Yquem is the world’s most sought after dessert wine – the benchmark by which all other dessert wines are judged.

External Reviews for Chateau d'Yquem Premier Cru Superieur Classe Sauternes Premier

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/18/2015

A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate’s finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). 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. Anticipated maturity: 2005–2055.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/18/2015

Extremely concentrated, yet subtle. Aromas of honey and spices, with an intense botrytis nose. Full-bodied, thick and fruity, with orange peel and lemon rind character. Medium sweetness. Balanced, yet thick and backward. Reminds me of the harmonious 1990 — certainly the best since then. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A sensational Yquem 1997 may be this estate s finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). 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. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. Note: Yquem spends 42


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Extremely concentrated yet subtle. Aromas of honey and spices with an intense botrytis nose. Full-bodied thick and fruity with orange peel and lemon rind character. Medium sweetness. Balanced yet thick and backward. Reminds me of the harmonious 1990--certainly the best since then. Best after 2008. 14 000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Pungent rich and very fine. Exciting. Great stuff. Long and rich. 18/20 Jancis Robinson.



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