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Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 1997 (Sauternes, Bordeaux, France) - [RP 96] [WS 95]
Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 1997 (Sauternes, Bordeaux, France) - [RP 96] [WS 95]


 
 

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Retail Price: $385.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $249.97
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Winery: Chateau d'Yquem
Varietal: Semillon
Region: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Vintage: 1997
Bottle Size: 375 ml

Product Code: CHATEAUDYQUEM1997-375-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:
"A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055." - Robert Parker (4/2003)

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Extremely concentrated, yet subtle. Aromas of honey and spices, with an intense botrytis nose. Full-bodied, thick and fruity, with orange peel and lemon rind character. Medium sweetness. Balanced, yet thick and backward. Reminds me of the harmonious 1990--certainly the best since then. Best after 2008. 14,000 cases made." - JS (10/15/2002)



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