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Château d'Yquem - 1997 - Sauternes - 375 ml.

$235.00
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Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Sub Region: Sauternes

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon

Vintage: 1997 - Size: 375 ml. - Type: Dessert

Château d'Yquem has a very long life span: twenty, fifty, a hundred years, or more. Yquem is transfigured over time as with all great wines, developing a host of deliciously subtle aromas and flavors. Its color changes over the years from the brightness of dawn to dusk's darkness, from shimmering straw yellow to golden-brown with amber and caramel highlights, and then to mahogany.
SKU: A4380
Robert Parker: 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.

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