1986 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes - 98 pts - 750 ml

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1986 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes - 98 Pts!

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...

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Varietal Sauternes Blend
Vintage 1986
Rating RP98/WS83
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Sauternes
Producer Chateau d'Yquem
Color White
Wine Type Dessert
1986 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes - 98 Pts!

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. This is a fascinating effort. With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983 but less power and alcohol the 1986 Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975 only more precocious as well as more concentrated. Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are Yquem enthusiasts claim the 1986 Yquem is the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. Its enthralling bouquet of pineapples sauteed hazelnuts vanillin and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated the breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied powerful yet impeccably balanced Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Like the 1983 this is another winemaking tour de force. RP

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