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1996 Château d'Yquem (375ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château d'Yquem chateau-yquem.fr   details
Appellation: Sauternes - France (1er Cru Supérieur)
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Sémillon - Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$123.34
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: December 27, 2010 , Barry Uber
4.5 stars "Color: pale; Aromas: tropical fruit; Sweetness: sweet; Finish: very persistent; "
rated: January 11, 2012 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "Robert Parker 95 Points Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060. " Best 2012-2040
rated: April 20, 2017 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
96 points "This leans toward the tropical side, with mango and guava notes out front, while maple, date, blood orange and citrus oil flavors fill in behind. The finish kicks into another gear, taking off with honeysuckle, orange blossom and frangipane accents. Has almost unbridled power today, while maintaining serious cut. A very impressive showing in a rather overlooked vintage.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2035." Best -2035
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