1989 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97
  • JR 96

Reviews for 1989 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
The favorite sweet wine of millionaires Chateau d'Yquem has not unexpectedly turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled massively rich unctuously-textured wine that should evolve... The favorite sweet wine of millionaires Chateau d'Yquem has not unexpectedly turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled massively rich unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986 but it is a far heavier richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976 with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich with a huge nose of smoky honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. It remains to be seen whether this wine will develop the extraordinary aromatic complexity possessed by the promising 1988 and 1986 Yquems. Last tasted 11/97</P>
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1999
Very classy and beautiful packed with botrityzed flavors. Marvelous blend of vanilla cream tobacco-box notes with a lot of oak on it for now but also loads of pure clean and elegant fruit. An infant that will age for a... Very classy and beautiful packed with botrityzed flavors. Marvelous blend of vanilla cream tobacco-box notes with a lot of oak on it for now but also loads of pure clean and elegant fruit. An infant that will age for a long time.--Yquem vertical. Best after 2020. (PM)
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 1998
Laid-back extremely young aromas of honey creme caramel smoke and earth; essence of semillon. Rich large-scaled and powerful; really expands in the mouth. Lovely harmonious acidity and bright notes of orange peel and... Laid-back extremely young aromas of honey creme caramel smoke and earth; essence of semillon. Rich large-scaled and powerful; really expands in the mouth. Lovely harmonious acidity and bright notes of orange peel and minerals give this very youthful wine great clarity of flavor. Classy and impeccably balanced. The subtle oak-spicy nutty finish goes on and on. Conveys an almost saline impression of extract...
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2014
Very rich and hedonistic. Full throttle and with so much sweetness plus an almond overlay. Very long and tingly. Just gorgeous. Long. Pungent and powerful. Stunning. 19/20