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1997 Château d'Yquem - Sauternes (1.5L) (1.5L)
 

1997 Château d'Yquem - Sauternes (1.5L)



 

Varietal: Bordeaux Blend  |   Location: France - Sauternes
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Bottle:  $799.00
Case Price (6): $4,400.00
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Professional Wine Reviews
Wine Advocate
Score: 96

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.
Wine Spectator
Score: 95

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.
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