1997 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 96
  • NM 94

Reviews for 1997 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2014
A pure style, with intense acacia, white peach, apricot, nectarine and tangerine notes that are long and racy, set against a gorgeous singed almond backdrop. Pulls together orchard and tropical fruit flavors on the long... A pure style, with intense acacia, white peach, apricot, nectarine and tangerine notes that are long and racy, set against a gorgeous singed almond backdrop. Pulls together orchard and tropical fruit flavors on the long, refined finish.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2035. 14,000 cases made. –JM
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2003
A sensational Yquem 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel... A sensational Yquem 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel honeysuckle peach apricot and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. - Robert Parker
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2008
I must admit to being rather underwhelmed by this feted Yquem. A slightly deeper colour compared to the -96 and like that wine, the nose is reluctant to show its colours at first but after 20-30 minutes becoming very... I must admit to being rather underwhelmed by this feted Yquem. A slightly deeper colour compared to the -96 and like that wine, the nose is reluctant to show its colours at first but after 20-30 minutes becoming very honeyed with touches of clementine, almond and acacia honey. The palate is full-bodied and unctuous in texture, perhaps just lacking a little definition? Dare I say a tad cloying on the finish. I prefer the tension displayed on the 1996 but this does settle down in the glass. Drink 2020-2040+.