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Château d’Yquem Sauternes

1996 / 375 ml.

RP95

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
District:
Southern Bordeaux

What's in the Bottle

Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

Product Details

Type:
White Wine
Brand:
Chateau d'Yquem
Size:
375 ml.
Vintage:
1996
Item #:
31458
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
NA
Status:
New

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes  1996 / 375 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

95
95 pts.: 30th Apr 2003

Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem’s 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2060.