Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1990

$495

An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Tasted blind, although with more than 10 straight bagged bottles served that are all 1990s the entire group and the dog all guess this as the 1990 d'Yquem. Great weight in the glass, rich and powerful. Notes of apricot, tan spice, some stones and rocks and a little crème brulee. Great finish to an evening of 1990 bottles where we could compare and contrast much of what was great from that year. Thanks Murray!

Tasted blind, although with more than 10 straight bagged bottles served that are all 1990s the entire group and the dog all guess this as the 1990 d'Yquem. Great weight in the glass, rich and powerful. Notes of apricot, tan spice, some stones and rocks and a little crème brulee. Great finish to an evening of 1990 bottles where we could compare and contrast much of what was great from that year. Thanks Murray!

9.5

Mike R Delectable Pro

Wine Nerd Herd a week ago in Iowa with gracious host @Eric LaMasters on Thursday night for paired tasting - the herd delivered some amazing wines Thanks @Eric LaMasters this wine was stunning

Wine Nerd Herd a week ago in Iowa with gracious host @Eric LaMasters on Thursday night for paired tasting - the herd delivered some amazing wines Thanks @Eric LaMasters this wine was stunning

9.6

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

A fantastic finish to night 2 in Iowa from @Eric LaMasters.

A fantastic finish to night 2 in Iowa from @Eric LaMasters.

9.3

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely savory element makes this enticing

Lovely savory element makes this enticing

9.3

Alexis Davis Iaconis Delectable Pro

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

Liquid gold. Stunning. No words other than that.

Liquid gold. Stunning. No words other than that.

10

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

Yeah...in a whole other orbit. A Spinal Tap Level 11. So rich, no fat. No flab. This is the full figured girl you know you always wanted to date. High praise indeed. This babe is a diva.

Yeah...in a whole other orbit. A Spinal Tap Level 11. So rich, no fat. No flab. This is the full figured girl you know you always wanted to date. High praise indeed. This babe is a diva.

10

Andrew Cullimore

Pure gold colour. Ripe peach , pineapple , creme brûlée. Very rich on the palate , lovely candied lemon peel , pineapple and caramel . Very long and rich with balancing acidity . At a lovely stage , though will last and probably improve for many years . Quite a stunning wine . In the end we enjoyed this wine over 3 days , it is still a baby really , not showing much development , should be great over the next 30 years

Pure gold colour. Ripe peach , pineapple , creme brûlée. Very rich on the palate , lovely candied lemon peel , pineapple and caramel . Very long and rich with balancing acidity . At a lovely stage , though will last and probably improve for many years . Quite a stunning wine . In the end we enjoyed this wine over 3 days , it is still a baby really , not showing much development , should be great over the next 30 years

9.6

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Rich, creamy and honeyed, orange peel, apricot marmalade, candied peach. The best.

Rich, creamy and honeyed, orange peel, apricot marmalade, candied peach. The best.

9.8

Pooneet Kant

Definitely the best bottle of 1990 I've had. Incredibly amber in the glass. Aromatically intense, round on the palate, crazy long finish, perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity, just awesome.

Definitely the best bottle of 1990 I've had. Incredibly amber in the glass. Aromatically intense, round on the palate, crazy long finish, perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity, just awesome.

9.4

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Rich and creamy with notes of pineapple marmalade, crème brûlée, smoked apricot and honeysuckle

Rich and creamy with notes of pineapple marmalade, crème brûlée, smoked apricot and honeysuckle

9.8

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