Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1997 (375ml)Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1997 (375ml)
9.5 out of 10 based on 124 user ratings.

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

9.5124 ratings on Delectable
$145

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

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

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

Profound, complex and amazingly layered, this baby offer great aromatics and rich, super-concentrated fruit, spice and vanilla-infused oakiness. Let it rest a few more years, and then enjoy it over the next 50+ years.

Profound, complex and amazingly layered, this baby offer great aromatics and rich, super-concentrated fruit, spice and vanilla-infused oakiness. Let it rest a few more years, and then enjoy it over the next 50+ years.

9.7

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Still young and not seeming to age. Ripe peach with fresh vanilla bean. Delicious!

Still young and not seeming to age. Ripe peach with fresh vanilla bean. Delicious!

9.7

Hassan Sefrioui Delectable Pro

Clear and bright in the glass with an amber color. Very clean nose with notes of honey, lemon and vanilla. Sweet with high intensity on the palate. Full body with medium acidity. Very enjoyable wine as dessert wine.

Clear and bright in the glass with an amber color. Very clean nose with notes of honey, lemon and vanilla. Sweet with high intensity on the palate. Full body with medium acidity. Very enjoyable wine as dessert wine.

8.5

Winn Roberton Delectable Pro

Delicious rotten figs.

Delicious rotten figs.

9.7

Bill Day Delectable Pro

Light as a butterfly! Crisp acid, honey, lavender, tropical fruit. Not syrupy or too sweet at all.

Light as a butterfly! Crisp acid, honey, lavender, tropical fruit. Not syrupy or too sweet at all.

9.8