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Château d’Yquem Sauternes 1997 | 375 ml.

Item #: 31110

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Critical Acclaim

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 1st Apr 2003

"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." (96 pts.)

SP95 Wine Spectator Oct 15, 2002

"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." (95 pts.)

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More Information
SKU31110
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameChâteau d’Yquem Sauternes
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DistrictSouthern Bordeaux
Product Location - Location-AppellationSauternes
Package Size375 ml.
BrandChâteau d’Yquem
Bottles per Case12
Vintage1997
Bin Location3
Wine Spectator Top 100 Year6
Premier PickNo
Grape(s)Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Wine - Primary GrapeSémillon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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