Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1997 (375ml)

$159

A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Gilbert Van Hassel Delectable Pro

Great experience, second best Yquem in the 90s, great acidity, honeysuckle, peach, full botrytis. I have only drunk 1990 which was ever so slightly better in the 90s. A privilege to drink and at a 180 euros a bottle it was a steal.

Great experience, second best Yquem in the 90s, great acidity, honeysuckle, peach, full botrytis. I have only drunk 1990 which was ever so slightly better in the 90s. A privilege to drink and at a 180 euros a bottle it was a steal.

9.6

Tim Sullivan Delectable Pro

Magnificent. Honey and amber. Paired or on its own, it’s sure to please your palate.

Magnificent. Honey and amber. Paired or on its own, it’s sure to please your palate.

9.3

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Lucious and rich with notes of apricot marmalade, kumquat, candied pineapple and lots of botrytis

Lucious and rich with notes of apricot marmalade, kumquat, candied pineapple and lots of botrytis

9.7

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Château D'quem. Maybe the best wines in the world....créme brûlée, honeysuckle, honeyed apricot, rich and opulent

Château D'quem. Maybe the best wines in the world....créme brûlée, honeysuckle, honeyed apricot, rich and opulent

9.7

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Perhaps the greatest made wines in the world....notes of honeyed apricots, créme brûlée, candied orange peel, honeysuckle

Perhaps the greatest made wines in the world....notes of honeyed apricots, créme brûlée, candied orange peel, honeysuckle

9.7

William Hughes Delectable Pro

Candied apricot, dill, and amazing acidity.

Candied apricot, dill, and amazing acidity.

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Pineapples, stone fruits, orange marmalade. Excellent pairing with the creme brûlée.

Pineapples, stone fruits, orange marmalade. Excellent pairing with the creme brûlée.

9.4

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Classic. White honey, honey suckle, floral. Sweetness well placed for a night cap!

Classic. White honey, honey suckle, floral. Sweetness well placed for a night cap!

9.3

David Conway Delectable Pro

Not a terrible nightcap.

Not a terrible nightcap.

9.5

Gerry Baker Delectable Pro

About as good as it gets

About as good as it gets

9.6