1998 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
1998 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend
  • VN 95
  • WA 95
  • NM 94
  • JR 93
  • JL 93

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Reg: $325.00

$289.94

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VN 95
Vinous, August 1998
Pale gold. Knockout aromas of creme brulee coconut vanilla bean honey and orange peel. Lush and seductively silky in the mouth; its creamy seamless texture makes it seem deceptively accessible today but sound acid...   Pale gold. Knockout aromas of creme brulee coconut vanilla bean honey and orange peel. Lush and seductively silky in the mouth; its creamy seamless texture makes it seem deceptively accessible today but sound acid structure should keep it going for 20 years or more. Not hugely sweet or tropical but very complex and fine. Firm hazelnutty finish offers great length if not quite the grip of the '89. 95 points  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
Pale gold colored, the 1998 d'Yquem features a flamboyant, rock-star nose of allspice, candied ginger, honeycomb and crème brûlée with a core of preserved lemons, mandarin peel and musk perfume plus a waft of potpourri...   Pale gold colored, the 1998 d'Yquem features a flamboyant, rock-star nose of allspice, candied ginger, honeycomb and crème brûlée with a core of preserved lemons, mandarin peel and musk perfume plus a waft of potpourri. Beautifully balanced in the mouth, with seamless freshness lifting the decadent sweetness (134.4 grams per liter of residual sugar), it culminates with fantastically persistent layers of exotic spices. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
The '98 d'Yquem has a more extravagant nose than I remember less mineralite than it displayed in its youth and perhaps a little more alcoholic on the nose. There are touches of pineapple mango treacle and custard cremes...   The '98 d'Yquem has a more extravagant nose than I remember less mineralite than it displayed in its youth and perhaps a little more alcoholic on the nose. There are touches of pineapple mango treacle and custard cremes becoming peachier with time in the glass. The palate is viscous on the entry and very well balanced with honeycomb white peach apricot and wild honey that leads to a powerful if not elegant finish. The '98 is a little "unruly" at present. Drink 2016-2030. Tasted December 2010.  
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2011
(18/20) Lift and richness and electrified raisins! There's a lot of energy here. Medicine? Sinewy. Not the sweetest.
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2016
Medium bodied, lighter style of d'Yquem, with a lean to the orange, apricot, tangerine side of the style range. This is an Yquem that does not require, or even ask for decades of age. It's quite tasty today.
Category Description
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 1998
Size 750ML