Château d'Yquem, 1990

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château d'Yquem, 1990

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: 99 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101597 Fill Level: Base of neck. Label Quality: Original tissues & straws. Slightly bin-soiled/damp affected labels.
Estate Notes

Château d'Yquem 1990 comes from a truly great Bordeaux vintage, in which conditions were perfect for this most famous of sweet wines. Our stock was purchased in its original wooden case from the personal cellar of the late John Avery MW.

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.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


“1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem!" Robert Parker