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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Château d'Yquem

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Sauternes

Grape Variety:

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Château d'Yquem, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes, 1997

24x37.5cl £2,600.00

2 cases Equiv. £108.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

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. 96/100. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #146

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