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Yquem 1997

SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1997YquemBT402,150.001296 RP48238.88888896.0096.00Yquem0.75
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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

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, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

It's been a long time since the preeminent yquem has delivered such a powerful and well balanced sweet wine. The 1997 is deceptively refined, yet thick and extravagant. It is holding back loads of character and structure and needs many years of bottle age. It now shoes subtle aromas of honey, spices and intense botrytis. Full bodies, thick and fruity, it coats your palate with sweet orange peel and lemon rind character. Don't touch it until at least 2008. The wine will be released in october, and is available as futures now.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator (126), April 2003
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