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

9.5113 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 Trumper 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