Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1989 (375ml)Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1989 (375ml)
9.6 out of 10 based on 103 user ratings.

Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1989 (375ml)

9.6103 ratings on Delectable
$199

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

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

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

Big finish. Not as good as the TBA tonight.

Big finish. Not as good as the TBA tonight.

9.1

Bill DeLacy

Silky with some butter scotch, fruit, and overwhelmingly euphoria.

Silky with some butter scotch, fruit, and overwhelmingly euphoria.

10

Aaron Tan

Perfection

Perfection

10