Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1980 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 1980 vintage in Sauternes was challenging to say the least but Chateau D’Yquem has crafted one of the shining stars of the vintage. Aromatically quite expressive, the Sauternes takes the lead with candied ginger, lychee, apricot and shades of bananas foster that all sing in unison. The palate comes off with an unusual combination of sweet and sour tones, with a strong vein of salinity that races through the core of quince, sour apricot, vanilla creme brûlée and roasted pineapple flavors. Texturally elegant, this is far less on the unctuous side of D’Yquem, but has a beautiful feeling of refinement, freshness and elegance. Still humming at the forty year mark, the 1980 D’Yquem will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another five to ten years. Drink 2020-2027- 94

The 1980 vintage in Sauternes was challenging to say the least but Chateau D’Yquem has crafted one of the shining stars of the vintage. Aromatically quite expressive, the Sauternes takes the lead with candied ginger, lychee, apricot and shades of bananas foster that all sing in unison. The palate comes off with an unusual combination of sweet and sour tones, with a strong vein of salinity that races through the core of quince, sour apricot, vanilla creme brûlée and roasted pineapple flavors. Texturally elegant, this is far less on the unctuous side of D’Yquem, but has a beautiful feeling of refinement, freshness and elegance. Still humming at the forty year mark, the 1980 D’Yquem will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another five to ten years. Drink 2020-2027- 94

9.4

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

This is reeeeeeealy good.

This is reeeeeeealy good.

9.5

Zachary Sussman Delectable Pro

Wine writer PUNCH

Are you kidding?

Are you kidding?

9.1

Lucila Pescarmona Delectable Pro

Winemaker Lagarde Wines

Amazing

Amazing

8.6

Sylvain Rhainds

1980

1980

9.4

Beverly Bernstein

Christmas dessert... What a special wine !

Christmas dessert... What a special wine !

9.1

David Langstaff Delectable Pro

Whats not to like about a 35 year Yquem? A little thin. Honey and a little lemony. Gets a little faded toast at the end. But ... Works for me!

Whats not to like about a 35 year Yquem? A little thin. Honey and a little lemony. Gets a little faded toast at the end. But ... Works for me!

9.0

Chris Langstaff

1980 chateau D'Yquem

1980 chateau D'Yquem

9.4

Meredith Langstaff

Honey. Very nice. A little thinner than typical Sauternes.

Honey. Very nice. A little thinner than typical Sauternes.

8.0

Karen Wong

golden drops :)

golden drops :)

9.1

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