Château d'Yquem, 1989

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château d'Yquem, 1989

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces Optimum Drinking: 2017-2050 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Code: 101301 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Very light soiling / minor scuffs to label; good capsule
Estate Notes

Yquem is, without doubt, one of the finest wine producers, of whom Robert Parker comments: "There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend."

There is no rush to drink Yquem, but when you can resist the temptation no more we would recommend that you serve it alongside a foie gras or oyster starter, or with a fine blue cheese such as Roquefort (which has its own a.o.c.!). Several top international chefs have also partnered Yquem with sole and lobster dishes.

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“One the outstanding Yquem’s of the modern age, this ’89 rarely disappoints. The nose is exuberant, just soaring from the glass with acacia honey, orange-blossom, apricots, quince and a touch of wild heather. Brilliant definition. The palate is perhaps more introspective than I anticipated but beautifully balanced with viscous honeyed fruit, tangerine, peach and just a hint of Seville orange marmalade. Lacquers the mouth in heavenly Sauternes with an extraordinarily long finish. Stunning!"