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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1989

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1989

375ML Half Bottle      
Sku: 055015

Rating
 Wine Advocate 97 points (Jan 1998)
The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d’Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine’s structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. It remains to be seen whether this wine will develop the extraordinary aromatic complexity possessed by the promising 1988 and 1986 Yquems. Last tasted 11/97

Food pairing
Starters: Foie gras, mussel salad, oysters, lobster Main course: Sole, Turbot, white meats and poultry

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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Sauternes
Grape Varietal: Semillon,Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine, Dessert
Classification: First Great Growth
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Reg. $350.00


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