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Château d’Yquem Sauternes 1996 | 375 ml.

Item #: 31458

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Primary Grape: Sémillon | All Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc

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Critical Acclaim

RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 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." (95 pts.)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU31458
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameChâteau d’Yquem Sauternes
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DistrictSouthern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-AppellationSauternes
Package Size375 ml.
BrandChâteau d’Yquem
Bottles per Case12
Vintage1996
Bin Location2
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Premier PickNo
Grape(s)Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Wine - Primary GrapeSémillon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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