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Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 1981 [375ml HALF-BOTTLE] (Sauternes, Bordeaux, France)
Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes 1981 [375ml HALF-BOTTLE] (Sauternes, Bordeaux, France)


 


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Winery: Chateau d'Yquem
Varietal: Semillon
Region: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Vintage: 1981
Bottle Size: 375 ml

Product Code: CHATEAUDYQUEM1981-H-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:

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (1980 vintage):
"This year is a perfect example of a vintage that was much better for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes than it was for the red wines. Yquem produced its greatest wine since the twin titans of 1975 and 1976. Medium golden, with a big, opulent, honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, this wine is rich and concentrated, has very good acidity, a lot of botrytis, and a stunning finish. It is a great success, and it continues to evolve at a snail's pace. Anticipated maturity: Now-2035. Last tasted, 12/90." - Robert Parker (Jan 1998)

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