Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1986

$379

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...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. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Jack Goldenberg Delectable Pro

Just amazing! Fruit, sweet, acid

Just amazing! Fruit, sweet, acid

9.7

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Pauleé Dinner; 26 January 2019 at The Cuckoo's Nest, Albany, NY

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Pauleé Dinner; 26 January 2019 at The Cuckoo's Nest, Albany, NY

9.3

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

A treat to taste the 86 d'Yquem. Treacle, spice, pineapple and apricot. It is rich and deep and deeply impressive. Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

A treat to taste the 86 d'Yquem. Treacle, spice, pineapple and apricot. It is rich and deep and deeply impressive. Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

9.6

Alicia Cypress Delectable Pro

Always a treat but I wonder if this was a rupee or warmer year. A bit more fruit in your face than I’ve had in the past.

Always a treat but I wonder if this was a rupee or warmer year. A bit more fruit in your face than I’ve had in the past.

9.0

Mark Oldman Delectable Pro

‪when in doubt, "'86 it" - 1986 Château d' #Yquem

‪when in doubt, "'86 it" - 1986 Château d' #Yquem

9.8

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

A tad more elegant than the '88. Not as showy, but more poise and articulation.

A tad more elegant than the '88. Not as showy, but more poise and articulation.

9.5

Christopher Bates Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

Amazingly pure, focused and bright.

Amazingly pure, focused and bright.

9.5

Charles (Chad) Bucklin Delectable Pro

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

This bottle had been opened and in the refrigerator for a few days before I tasted this but it was still quite lively. Filled of peach, orange, and honey. Alcohol stood out a little bit. Incredible concentration and power with an impressive length. Even with extended air exposure this #chateaudyquem felt incredibly young, tight, and structured. #sauternes #bordeaux #noblerot #semillon #ctbucklinwine

This bottle had been opened and in the refrigerator for a few days before I tasted this but it was still quite lively. Filled of peach, orange, and honey. Alcohol stood out a little bit. Incredible concentration and power with an impressive length. Even with extended air exposure this #chateaudyquem felt incredibly young, tight, and structured. #sauternes #bordeaux #noblerot #semillon #ctbucklinwine

9.2

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

Like the woman of my dreams: round, generous, voluptuous, complex, beautiful and sexy as hell. It's Anita Ekberg in la Dolce Vita, it's Christina Hendricks in mad men. Well you got it. Acidity gives this monster of a wine a delicate touch, an immortal length that is just phenomenal! I have said several times that Yquem is in my opinion, the best wine estate of the planet. I rest my case with this bottle. It's is truly my dream woman

Like the woman of my dreams: round, generous, voluptuous, complex, beautiful and sexy as hell. It's Anita Ekberg in la Dolce Vita, it's Christina Hendricks in mad men. Well you got it. Acidity gives this monster of a wine a delicate touch, an immortal length that is just phenomenal! I have said several times that Yquem is in my opinion, the best wine estate of the planet. I rest my case with this bottle. It's is truly my dream woman

9.9

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.