Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1979 (1500ml)

9.319 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Uncommon balance and purity this vintage is known for. Nothing obscene nor hedonistic here.

Uncommon balance and purity this vintage is known for. Nothing obscene nor hedonistic here.

9.7

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Elegan,t as in super elegant, not thin.

Elegan,t as in super elegant, not thin.

9.3

Orr Reches Delectable Pro

Happiness.

Happiness.

10

Michael Ochsner

Apple cider, ripe honey dew, peach pit, canned peach, limestone evaporation, on and on.

Apple cider, ripe honey dew, peach pit, canned peach, limestone evaporation, on and on.

8.9

S V

Honeyed and unctuous. Cremebrulee with a nose to match (burnt sugar). Not the top tier D'Yquem, but quite satisfying

Honeyed and unctuous. Cremebrulee with a nose to match (burnt sugar). Not the top tier D'Yquem, but quite satisfying

9.0

Izzy Nosnik

Great off vintage Yquem

Great off vintage Yquem

9.0

Will Harahan

Contrary to other wines, D'yquem is in a class of it's own in terms of Sauternes. There is rarely, if ever, a bad year, although some years, like the 2001, stand out more than others. The disparity in quality from a GREAT d'yquem to a mediocre one & so on isn't as drastic as one might imagine. While the older vintages seem to age VERY well, it isn't as discernible from a recent vintage as other wines. Sauternes, in general are consistent, & none more than d'yquem.

Contrary to other wines, D'yquem is in a class of it's own in terms of Sauternes. There is rarely, if ever, a bad year, although some years, like the 2001, stand out more than others. The disparity in quality from a GREAT d'yquem to a mediocre one & so on isn't as drastic as one might imagine. While the older vintages seem to age VERY well, it isn't as discernible from a recent vintage as other wines. Sauternes, in general are consistent, & none more than d'yquem.

9.3

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

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