Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.5137 ratings
9.539 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 1989 Chateau D’Yquem is a stunning showing at more than 30 years of age. While this is obviously showing some signs of age, the bright acidity of the wine shows that this still has many years to go. Nutmeg, butterscotch, Meyer lemon creme brûlée and toffee aromas fill the glass and entice the senses. The palate shows serious weight and tension leading to toffee infused bananas foster, kumquat zest and roasted pineapple creme brûlée flavors that meld together in harmony. Complex and insanely delicious this wine is near perfection in the bottle. The finish to this wine is truly astounding and lasts for more than one minute. While it is gorgeous now, this will continue to evolve for the next decade or more. Drink 2020-2035- 99

The 1989 Chateau D’Yquem is a stunning showing at more than 30 years of age. While this is obviously showing some signs of age, the bright acidity of the wine shows that this still has many years to go. Nutmeg, butterscotch, Meyer lemon creme brûlée and toffee aromas fill the glass and entice the senses. The palate shows serious weight and tension leading to toffee infused bananas foster, kumquat zest and roasted pineapple creme brûlée flavors that meld together in harmony. Complex and insanely delicious this wine is near perfection in the bottle. The finish to this wine is truly astounding and lasts for more than one minute. While it is gorgeous now, this will continue to evolve for the next decade or more. Drink 2020-2035- 99

Jan 7th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Orange gold, like motor oil in the glass. Sweet exotic nose. Notes of apricot, ripe pit fruit, and spice. Very rich in the mouth but lacks the desired acidity to make this a great d'Yquem.

Orange gold, like motor oil in the glass. Sweet exotic nose. Notes of apricot, ripe pit fruit, and spice. Very rich in the mouth but lacks the desired acidity to make this a great d'Yquem.

Mar 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Deep gold color. Tropical nose of ripe apricots, lemon pie and creme brûlée. More fruit than structure. Very ripe year. Nice finish.

Deep gold color. Tropical nose of ripe apricots, lemon pie and creme brûlée. More fruit than structure. Very ripe year. Nice finish.

Jul 30th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Half bottle. Showing beautifully

Half bottle. Showing beautifully

Apr 16th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.7

In a super stage right now balancing refinement and power.

In a super stage right now balancing refinement and power.

Jun 26th, 2015
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.7

Great vintage in a great place now.

Great vintage in a great place now.

Apr 4th, 2015
Vivek Surti

Marketing Director Nashville Wine Auction

10

It's like perfection in a glass

It's like perfection in a glass

Feb 8th, 2015
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.9

This is Pro. Level 10. Black Diamond. Cat 1. So young...very sexy

This is Pro. Level 10. Black Diamond. Cat 1. So young...very sexy

Mar 9th, 2014
Scott Claffee

Pure joy, as always.

Pure joy, as always.

Mar 7th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.3

Wow. 1989.

Wow. 1989.

Mar 6th, 2014