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Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 1988 (Sauternes, Bordeaux, France) - [RP 96] [WS 94]
Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 1988 (Sauternes, Bordeaux, France) [RP 96] [WS 94]


 


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Winery: Chateau d'Yquem
Varietal: Semillon
Region: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Vintage: 1988
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CHATEAUDYQUEM1988-W

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About This Wine:

Beautiful golden-yellow color. Concentrated, very attractive bouquet of ripe fruit, stewed fruit, and vanilla biscuits. Round, very sweet, and well-balanced on the palate. Plenty of volume and a suave quality marvelously underpinned by acidity. The fruity, spicy, mentholated nuances are accompanied by a really beautiful smooth, elegant texture. While this vintage had low yields, the quality perfectly reflects the drastic selection made during picking and blending.


Ratings / Reviews:

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 1988 Chateau d'Yquem has long been an insider's favorite over the 1989 and 1990, although at the end of the day, all three form a brilliant triumvirate at the end of the decade. Tasted from a half bottle, it shone with a slightly burnished amber hue. The bouquet is just as I have encountered with previous bottles with scents of marmalade, mandarin, burnt honey and citrus fruit, perhaps a little waxier and resinous than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive weight, viscous as you would expect, though not as flamboyant as the 1989 or as unctuous as the 1990. It is beautifully balanced with notes of apricot, white chocolate and orange peel towards the harmonious and tensile finish. You can see this cruising along for two or three decades and maybe it will turn more Barsac-like in style? Time will tell - a glorious Yquem however you look at it." - Neal Martin (Jun 2016)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Broad and soft, with creamed apricot, mango, date, honey, caramel and marzipan notes, all framed by toasted brioche and musk accents. The flattering finish lets orange curd and flan details glide through. A touch shy on tension, but shows lovely range.--Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2030. 6,500 cases made." -JM (2014)

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