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1998 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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94
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Comm: 2011-2011
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 79
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.959%
Tasted On 08/22/2014
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Author wineangelo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.745%
Tasted On 12/26/2013
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Author Horms
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 16.372%
Tasted On 11/23/2013
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Author will1408
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.442%
Tasted On 08/18/2012
Drink Dates 2012

strong honey, honeysuckle, tropical, good acidity

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Author scottto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 06/25/2011
Drink Dates 2011

Light gold in color. Minimal aromatics. Unique, smooth, creamy flavors. Light/Medium bodied. Silky texture coats the mouth for ages. Long finish, that our group timed over 120 seconds, with changing undertones throughout the finish. I think this is an underrated Yquem for it's smooth creamy, if not powerfully sweet, qualities.

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Author RWG III
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98%
Tasted On 08/29/2010
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Author floober
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/30/2010
Drink Dates 2010+

opened and decanted for 1 hour. colour: deep and bright golden. viscous nose: subtly complex. chalk and wax at first then opens up to show custard cream and vanillin. very slight floral hint. taste: very smooth and unctious. custard cream again. waxy. great balance between sweetness and acidity. a little peach and a long finish. I am not sure whether yquem can ever live up to the hopes and expectations of its legendary status, especially when tasting it for the first time , however, this is undoubtedly a great wine but i was hoping for more. in saying that, i'm not exactly disappointed as this is a very lovely wine to drink now or in the long term future.

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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.093%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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