Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1996 (375ml)

$159

Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Loren Grossman Delectable Pro

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

Wine of the night and the best 96 I have ever had. Amazing purity. Lichee, orange zest, apricot, minerals all turned up to 10. Perfect integration and concentration.

Wine of the night and the best 96 I have ever had. Amazing purity. Lichee, orange zest, apricot, minerals all turned up to 10. Perfect integration and concentration.

10

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Creamy and rich with notes of candied apricot, kumquat, pineapple marmalade and crème brûlée

Creamy and rich with notes of candied apricot, kumquat, pineapple marmalade and crème brûlée

9.7

Antonio Gianola Delectable Pro

Stunning. Apricot, ginger, white peach with orange marmalade. Nutty finish. Never miss an opportunity to drink or taste Yquem

Stunning. Apricot, ginger, white peach with orange marmalade. Nutty finish. Never miss an opportunity to drink or taste Yquem

9.5

jesus g Delectable Pro

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

Okay so. The next couple wines I’m putting up are so old and legendary.... bare with me a moment i don’t think delectable will be able to identify them

Okay so. The next couple wines I’m putting up are so old and legendary.... bare with me a moment i don’t think delectable will be able to identify them

10

Scott Wren Delectable Pro

Okay, I get what all the fuss is about. Hard to believe that something so layered and 'sweet' can have such refreshing acidity. Like being inside a leaking beehive during the lightning storm

Okay, I get what all the fuss is about. Hard to believe that something so layered and 'sweet' can have such refreshing acidity. Like being inside a leaking beehive during the lightning storm

9.6

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Holy effin grail. At last my first d'Yquem! Like sweet honey drizzled over toasted caramelized grapefruit...and figgy pudding.

Holy effin grail. At last my first d'Yquem! Like sweet honey drizzled over toasted caramelized grapefruit...and figgy pudding.

10

Mark Freund Delectable Pro

Showing terrific now. Better than last bottle opened 2 years ago. Honeyed richness, good length. Shows class joy would expect from the house.

Showing terrific now. Better than last bottle opened 2 years ago. Honeyed richness, good length. Shows class joy would expect from the house.

9.4

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Orange, honey, smokiness, roasted nuts, sweet spices and a bit of earth. M+ concentration. M+ acid, body and concentration. Honey, apricots, nutty. Slight bitterness on the palate. M+ complexity.

Orange, honey, smokiness, roasted nuts, sweet spices and a bit of earth. M+ concentration. M+ acid, body and concentration. Honey, apricots, nutty. Slight bitterness on the palate. M+ complexity.

9.7

Ted Rutledge Delectable Pro

Just delicious

Just delicious

9.6

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