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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1986

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1986

750ML      
Sku: 068247

Rating
 Wine Advocate 98 points (Aug 1993)
With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 d’Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more precocious. Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are d’Yquem enthusiasts had claimed the 1986 d’Yquem was the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. However, after the release of the 1988 they concluded that the 1988 surpassed even the 1986. The 1986’s enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, its breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably elegant d’Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2040. Last tasted, 7/93.

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. $675.00


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