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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1988

Rating

CWA

RP99

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

Price: $539.00

 
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Robert Parker - 99 points
“With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses full body, layers of highly concentrated, extracted flavors, considerable botrytis, and a sensational finish. Millionaires will have considerable fun comparing the evolution of the 1988 d'Yquem with the 1986. Both are super-rich, honeyed, botrytised wines. The 1988 exhibits a deeper color, as well as a more evolved, richer, and more complex bouquet. Aromas of melted butter, honeyed fruits, spicy nuts, and toasty new oak explode upward from the glass. The 1988 d'Yquem displays more richness and unctuosity than any young d'Yquem I have tasted. It should have 40-60 years of positive evolution, although one suspects that much of the production will be consumed within the next 4-5 years. If my instincts are correct, this is the most profound d'Yquem since the legendary 1959.”
Flavor Profile

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Tropical Fruit No

Peach No

Citrus No

Apple No

Pear No

Caramel No

Buttery No

Vanilla Creme No

Honeysuckle No

Minerally No

Floral No

Spicy No

Flinty No

High Residual Sugar No

Good Value

Style

Body

Acidity

Oak

Tannin

Style 2

Velvetty Smooth Texture No

Complex No

Blueberry No

Blackberry No

Raspberry No

Strawberry No

Cherry No

Cranberry No

Licorice No

Cassis No

Espresso No

Toffee No

Leather No

Cedar No

Cigar Box No

Pencil Lead No

Tobacco No

White Truffle No

Cracked Pepper No

Vanilla Creme No

Milk Chocolate No

Dark Chocolate No

Savory No

Gamey No

High Residual Sugar No

Bacon No

Smoke No

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Kevin Bacons

Free ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

Robert Parker - 99 points
“With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses full body, layers of highly concentrated, extracted flavors, considerable botrytis, and a sensational finish. Millionaires will have considerable fun comparing the evolution of the 1988 d'Yquem with the 1986. Both are super-rich, honeyed, botrytised wines. The 1988 exhibits a deeper color, as well as a more evolved, richer, and more complex bouquet. Aromas of melted butter, honeyed fruits, spicy nuts, and toasty new oak explode upward from the glass. The 1988 d'Yquem displays more richness and unctuosity than any young d'Yquem I have tasted. It should have 40-60 years of positive evolution, although one suspects that much of the production will be consumed within the next 4-5 years. If my instincts are correct, this is the most profound d'Yquem since the legendary 1959.”

Winery Chateau d'Yquem

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Bordeaux