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Château d’Yquem Sauternes

1997 / 375 ml.

RP96SP95

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
District:
Southern Bordeaux

What's in the Bottle

Semillon

Product Details

Brand:
Chateau d'Yquem
Size:
375 ml.
Vintage:
1997
Item #:
31110
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
NA

Product Overview

 

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes  1997 / 375 ml.

Ratings Key:

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

Published Reviews

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.

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.