Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1989

$425

...One the outstanding Yquem's of the modern age, this '89 rarely disappoints. It has a limpid amber/golden colour. The nose is exuberant, just soaring from the glass with acacia honey, orange-blossom, apricots, quince and a touch of wild heather. Brilliant definition. The palate is perhaps more introspective than I anticipated but beautifully balanced with viscous honeyed fruit, tangerine, peach and just a hint of Seville orange marmalade. Lacquers the mouth in heavenly Sauternes with an extraordinarily long finish. Stunning! Drink now-2050+. Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com)

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Ratings on Delectable

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 1989 Chateau D’Yquem is a stunning showing at more than 30 years of age. While this is obviously showing some signs of age, the bright acidity of the wine shows that this still has many years to go. Nutmeg, butterscotch, Meyer lemon creme brûlée and toffee aromas fill the glass and entice the senses. The palate shows serious weight and tension leading to toffee infused bananas foster, kumquat zest and roasted pineapple creme brûlée flavors that meld together in harmony. Complex and insanely delicious this wine is near perfection in the bottle. The finish to this wine is truly astounding and lasts for more than one minute. While it is gorgeous now, this will continue to evolve for the next decade or more. Drink 2020-2035- 99

The 1989 Chateau D’Yquem is a stunning showing at more than 30 years of age. While this is obviously showing some signs of age, the bright acidity of the wine shows that this still has many years to go. Nutmeg, butterscotch, Meyer lemon creme brûlée and toffee aromas fill the glass and entice the senses. The palate shows serious weight and tension leading to toffee infused bananas foster, kumquat zest and roasted pineapple creme brûlée flavors that meld together in harmony. Complex and insanely delicious this wine is near perfection in the bottle. The finish to this wine is truly astounding and lasts for more than one minute. While it is gorgeous now, this will continue to evolve for the next decade or more. Drink 2020-2035- 99

9.9

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Orange gold, like motor oil in the glass. Sweet exotic nose. Notes of apricot, ripe pit fruit, and spice. Very rich in the mouth but lacks the desired acidity to make this a great d'Yquem.

Orange gold, like motor oil in the glass. Sweet exotic nose. Notes of apricot, ripe pit fruit, and spice. Very rich in the mouth but lacks the desired acidity to make this a great d'Yquem.

9.3

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Deep gold color. Tropical nose of ripe apricots, lemon pie and creme brûlée. More fruit than structure. Very ripe year. Nice finish.

Deep gold color. Tropical nose of ripe apricots, lemon pie and creme brûlée. More fruit than structure. Very ripe year. Nice finish.

9.4

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Half bottle. Showing beautifully

Half bottle. Showing beautifully

9.4

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

In a super stage right now balancing refinement and power.

In a super stage right now balancing refinement and power.

9.7

Scott Barber Delectable Pro

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

Great vintage in a great place now.

Great vintage in a great place now.

9.7

Vivek Surti Delectable Pro

Marketing Director Nashville Wine Auction

It's like perfection in a glass

It's like perfection in a glass

10

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

This is Pro. Level 10. Black Diamond. Cat 1. So young...very sexy

This is Pro. Level 10. Black Diamond. Cat 1. So young...very sexy

9.9

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

Pure joy, as always.

Pure joy, as always.

9.8

Erich Broksas Delectable Pro

Early Mountain Vineyards

Wow. 1989.

Wow. 1989.

9.3

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