Advanced search

Marketplace Activity

Community Inventory Summary

Loading Loading....

Users who own this wine

RossW

Market Pricing

Average Retail:
$485.13 Details
W.Searcher Avg.: $485.13
W.Searcher Low: $386.22
W.Searcher High: $877.63
Avg Auction:
(of 20 listings - 12 months )
$292.90 Details
Date   Listing Low High Avg
Date Merchant Price  
Avg Marketplace:
No Data Available
Date Quantity Sale Price  
 
 
 
 
Low US Retail is updated twice a month and excludes outlier listings. Detailed listings are sourced daily from our partner, Global Wine Stocks, and may include outliers. Note that you can use the 'Report a problem' link which appears after clicking on any individual listing to notify our content team and partner of incorrect wine matches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auction prices are based on actual auction results (inclusive of buyer’s premiums) of 750ml bottle sizes only. As auction prices fluctuate from auction to auction and some wines have limited auction activity, the average auction price is updated twice a month and derived from a proprietary algorithm.
 
 
 

1989 Yquem Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Sauternes - White - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Superieur

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes

White Bordeaux Blend - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Superieur
Producer Notes

Chateau d'Yquem is world famous for its sweet wine, which commands some of the highest prices on the market. Established in 1593, the chateau is located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux and is the only property given the highest rating of Premier Cru Superieur. The estate contains a 110-hectare vineyard planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are created from botrytized... More »

Score
99
JR 19
WS 97
IWC 97
WA 97
RP 97
Drink Dates
Comm: 2004-2035 RP: 1995-2045 WA: 1995-2045 WS: 2020+
Buy from Vinfolio
750ml $415.00
Go

IWC 97
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 79

Laid-back, extremely young aromas of honey, creme caramel, smoke and earth; essence of semillon. Rich, large-scaled and powerful; really expands in the mouth. Lovely harmonious acidity and bright notes of orange peel and minerals give this very youthful wine great clarity of flavor. Classy and impeccably balanced. The subtle, oak-spicy, nutty finish goes on and on. Conveys an almost saline impression of extract. This should approach peak drinkability within the next eight to ten years and last for decades.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
JR 19
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2005-2030

13.2%, 127 g/l RS, TA 4.0. Not a classic vintage – very dry and warm but with a terrible hailstorm in early Jul. Used only 15% of crop for this wine. Strong wine with incredible ageing potential. 25 Sep – 25 Oct. 20 days of picking.Deep rich tawny – waxy nose. Very very big and rewarding with good life. A kick in the heels. Very long and splendid – really enormous in every way – much bigger and rounder and deeper than the 1990. Very long. A monument.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 1995-2045

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. It remains to be seen whether this wine will develop the extraordinary aromatic complexity possessed by the promising 1988 and 1986 Yquems. Last tasted 11/97

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
RP 97
Source Bordeaux Book(1998)
Drink Dates 1995-2045

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. It remains to be seen whether this wine will develop the extraordinary aromatic complexity possessed by the promising 1988 and 1986 Yquems.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2020+

Very classy and beautiful, packed with botrityzed flavors. Marvelous blend of vanilla, cream, tobacco-box notes, with a lot of oak on it for now but also loads of pure, clean and elegant fruit. An infant that will age for a long time.--Yquem vertical. 12,500 cases made.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
Author Chez Fisher
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.875%
Tasted On 01/10/2014
Drink Dates

Definitely drinkable. Quite nice.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.113%
Tasted On 01/20/2013
Drink Dates 2009-2040

Amber-golden color; honey, caramel, and tropical fruit on the nose; on the palate - rich, concentrated, and expansive, yet bright, highly focused and high-toned; elegant, harmonious and well balanced. A great Yquem that is delicious now but will last for decades.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.11%
Tasted On 11/09/2010
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.678%
Tasted On 08/01/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2060
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Hal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 05/25/2009

Amazingly vibrant. Still just a baby.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author dwdorman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.592%
Tasted On 02/27/2009

This was a fabulous wine. Layers of sweet fruits...ripe apricots, nectarines and caramel in a surreal 30 second finish. If this isn't perfect it was damn close.

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 09/01/2004
Drink Dates 2004-2030+

A medium gold hue with a haunting bouquet of spice, apricot, stone, vanilla, and corn oil. Bright acidity offsets intense sweetness. Mouth coating flavors last for more than a minute. Graham crackers, New York style cheesecake and white raisin on the finish. You can literally keep tasting the wine afterwards by licking your lips ? the concentration is that intense. You can drink now but the wine still really needs at least a decade and will last to 2030 and beyond.

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
 

Sign in (or register) to create a WinePost on this wine.

 
 
 
 
A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When the Update Twitter checkbox is selected your Tweet will automatically update to Twitter. Your Tweet will take the form 'Tasted [wine name] at [link to VinCellar wine page]'. As much of your tasting note as possible will be appended to the end up to the 140 character Twitter limit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Record your notes on the aroma and flavor of the wine. Mark your note as private or as public and available to the VinCellar community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please enter an abbreviation of up to three characters to identify the source of your review. For example, IWC would be entered as the source to represent a review from Internation Wine Cellar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drink date is averaged using VinCellar members' most recent start and end drink date submissions for this wine.