1983 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 98
  • WA 96

Reviews for 1983 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1995
Super-intense and full-throttled elegant and stylish. Dark amber in color and rich in complexity this '83 coats your mouth with butterscotch dried apricot fig and spice flavors. Made to age for decades.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for Yquem beginning on... The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for Yquem beginning on September 29 and finishing on November 18. Most observers feel the 1983 will mature more slowly than the 1986 and will last for almost 100 years. Given Yquem's unbelievable aging potential such comments do not seem far fetched. At present the 1983 is enormous with huge honeyed pineapple coconut and caramel flavors massive extract and an unctuous quality barely framed by acidity and new oak. I do not feel the wine has changed since bottling and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted 12/90.</P>