1976 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96

Reviews for 1976 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2000
(NM95-97 points) Deep amber hue. A youthful nose of orange-peel, honey, wax and apricot. It does not explode and charm like the '75, this is much more reserved. The palate is very powerful and focused with mineral, quince... (NM95-97 points) Deep amber hue. A youthful nose of orange-peel, honey, wax and apricot. It does not explode and charm like the '75, this is much more reserved. The palate is very powerful and focused with mineral, quince and wild honey. Very elegant with a soft texture, but not the hedonism or the ebullience of the '75. Certainly a lovely Yquem, but the 75 has more joie-de-vivre. Drink now until 2025.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2016
Tasted blind in Bordeaux, the 1976 Chateau d'Yquem reaffirms its reputation as one of the great wines of the decade, although I would suggest that that 1971 and 1975 are the true pinnacles. However, in no way do I wish to... Tasted blind in Bordeaux, the 1976 Chateau d'Yquem reaffirms its reputation as one of the great wines of the decade, although I would suggest that that 1971 and 1975 are the true pinnacles. However, in no way do I wish to slight this Sauternes. Deep and slightly burnished in color, it offers dried pineapple, barley sugar, almond and a cheeky puff of café latte. There is wonderful definition here. The palate is underpinned by nigh on perfect acidity with orange rind, mango, crème brûlée and minerals. As it fans out towards the finish, there is a tang of Seville orange marmalade, and though it does not quite possess the persistence of the 1975 Yquem, you will be craving for the next sip. At its peak now, enjoy this great Yquem over the next 20-30 years. Tasted April 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1999
This is silky and beautifully creamy in the mouth. Medium-bodied there's nothing heavy or big here just a sense of harmony. So ethereal it's the sort of wine one could drink almost every night.--Yquem vertical. Drink now... This is silky and beautifully creamy in the mouth. Medium-bodied there's nothing heavy or big here just a sense of harmony. So ethereal it's the sort of wine one could drink almost every night.--Yquem vertical. Drink now through 2030. (PM)