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1996 Yquem Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Sauternes - White - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Superieur

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes

White Bordeaux Blend - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Superieur
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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 »

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Comm: 2008-2024

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Source Jancis Robinson
Author will1408
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.428%
Tasted On 06/24/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2018

honey and strong floral notes honey suckle

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Author OliV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.889%
Tasted On 03/27/2012
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Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.61%
Tasted On 07/11/2011
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Author acyso
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 02/06/2010

Wow. Where to begin. Even on the initial pour the aromas are shocking. It is difficult to describe, besides being Yquem. Notes of caramel and egg custard, the muskiness of Yquem, hints of caramelized sugar. On the palate, dried tropical fruit, brown sugar, caramel, and an immense sweetness that is perfectly counterbalanced by the (somehow) intense acidity. The mouthfeel isn't quite as round as the '95, and this one feels a little more angular. The finish goes on to eternity.

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.177%
Tasted On 02/05/2010

Pineapple and honey on the nose, not paricularly unctuous but racy and charming none the less.

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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 12/11/2009

Vibrant gold colour. Dense fruity nose with apricot, vanilla and marzipan. Viscous, sweet succulent palate perfectly balanced by the lively acidity. Excellent botrytis flavours that develop for minutes in the mouth: intense sweet apricot, barley sugar and golden syrup. A lovely spicyness at the back of the throat. Incredibly long lingering honeyed flavour in the finish.

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Author XTZ
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Tasted On 07/02/2009

Strong core of peaches and berries, with a butter/vanilla nose. Light finish, could age more.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.475%
Tasted On 01/01/2009

Great with New Years dessert french cream pastry.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 05/01/2005
Drink Dates 2005-2030+

Medium gold colored wine with a bright very aromatic bouquet of apricot, stone, vanilla spice, and honey. Nicely viscous with excellent balancing acidity. Not as sweet or as powerful as more vaunted vintages of Yquem but still deft and elegant with lasting flavors. A dinner Yquem.

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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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