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1990 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 »

JR 19
WS 95
WA 99
IWC 94(+?)
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2040 WA: 1999-2050 WS: 2010+
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IWC 94(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 79

Full-blown aromas of caramel, toffee, honey, white chocolate and damp earth; slightly Tokaj-like. Hugely concentrated and layered in the mouth; extraordinary sweetness cut by harmonious acidity. As with the best vintages of Yquem, the finish goes on for a minute or more. Stains, and stuns, the palate. A huge wine, surprisingly extravagant on the nose (earlier bottles have been far more restrained) but completely unevolved and a bit musclebound on the palate. May ultimately merit a higher score.

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JR 19
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2004-2040

A stunning wine that should continue to beguile us for decades but that is sufficiently sweet and round that it can already be drunk with great pleasure. Excellent acidity and everything tucked in there for the future.

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WA 99
Source Wine Advocate
Drink Dates 1999-2050

1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem!

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Truly superb. Yellow with a gold hue. Intense spice, honey and dried orange peel aromas.Full-bodied, very sweet and very alive. Vibrant Sauternes that goes on and on on the palate. Doesn't get much better than this. Beautiful now,but wait.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 18,750 cases made.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.788%
Tasted On 06/28/2015

Great bottle. Served with Prosciutto and cheese appetizer.

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Author Mike N296
Site / Blog Foodie Confidential Trust Rating 98.058%
Tasted On 12/28/2014
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Author skycam28
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.937%
Tasted On 05/23/2013
Drink Dates 2010+
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Author Peter B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.904%
Tasted On 04/08/2012
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Probably wine of the night at my 50th dinner. Simply out of this world.

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Author scottto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 09/01/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2030

Yellow gold in color. Medium rim variation. Medium legs. Tropical fruits and vanilla on the nose. Botrytised, caramel and tropical flavors. Medium/Full bodied. Satin-like texture. Long finish. A brilliantly tasty wine.

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Author Larry H
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 12/11/2010
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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.154%
Tasted On 12/19/2009

Simply beyond descripion. Every flavour nuance from orange peel to honey with pineapple in between. Just a gorgeous wine. It doesn't really get any better.

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Author winefolio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 79.942%
Tasted On 03/04/2009
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Author NC
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.266%
Tasted On 07/13/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2050

A definite 100

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Author manu
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 50%
Tasted On 07/10/2008

Yellow gold in color. Low rim variation. Slow legs. Lemon, Botrytised, Butterscotch. Brettanomyces. Light bodied. Leathery texture. Medium finish.

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Mixed week...
A mixed week.  Enjoyed a 1990 Yquem.  What a great wine!  Bought a 1996 (which I have not owned before) and 2002 Yquem to add to the collection.  Sounds like a great week, huh?  Well we opened our 1967...

Created  Sep 11, 2011
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