1988 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94

Reviews for 1988 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2016
The 1988 Chateau d'Yquem has long been an insider's favorite over the 1989 and 1990, although at the end of the day, all three form a brilliant triumvirate at the end of the decade. Tasted from a half bottle, it shone... The 1988 Chateau d'Yquem has long been an insider's favorite over the 1989 and 1990, although at the end of the day, all three form a brilliant triumvirate at the end of the decade. Tasted from a half bottle, it shone with a slightly burnished amber hue. The bouquet is just as I have encountered with previous bottles with scents of marmalade, mandarin, burnt honey and citrus fruit, perhaps a little waxier and resinous than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive weight, viscous as you would expect, though not as flamboyant as the 1989 or as unctuous as the 1990. It is beautifully balanced with notes of apricot, white chocolate and orange peel towards the harmonious and tensile finish. You can see this cruising along for two or three decades and maybe it will turn more Barsac-like in style? Time will tell - a glorious Yquem however you look at it. Tasted May 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1995
Big and showy rich and ripe featuring sweet mango pineapple and lime character. Full in body with a long finish that reins in honey dried apricot and toasted vanilla flavors. Drink or hold until at least 1998. 6500 cases... Big and showy rich and ripe featuring sweet mango pineapple and lime character. Full in body with a long finish that reins in honey dried apricot and toasted vanilla flavors. Drink or hold until at least 1998. 6500 cases made.