Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes | White | 1997 | 375Ml | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.7
Intro: Château d'Yquem is a Premier Cru Supérieur (Fr: "Superior First Growth") wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type. Yquem's success stems largely from the site's susceptibility to attack by "noble rot"
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Region: Bordeaux | Sauternes (Left Bank)
Grapes: 80% sémillon, 20% sauvignon
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 95: “A vintage of exceptional weather, 1997 was a relatively warm, drought vintage equating to a very slow onset of botrytis this year. The warm temperatures contributed plenty of sweetness, while light rains late in the season finally spurred the spread of noble rot, making for a potentially very good Sauternes vintage in the end. However, strict selection was critical, ultimately allowing d'Yquem to craft an impressive wine well above the vintage’s standard. Medium gold colored, the 1997 d'Yquem rolls effortlessly out of the glass with super spicy gingersnap, coriander seed, cinnamon stick and cloves scents over a core of toffee, preserved kumquats, praline, lemon curd and crème brûlée. Silken textured, rich, opulent and stacked with flavor layers, it has an understated, beautifully knit backbone of freshness and a very long toasted-nut finish. The alcohol came in at 13.9% this year, with a residual sugar of 120 grams per liter, and total acidity is 4.8 grams per liter of H2SO4.” (LPB) Aug 2019
Rating: RP 95, VN 95, 4.7 v
ABV: 13.5% Serving Temp: 10-12 °C Pairing: Grilled Octopus, Seafood, Chicken Rice, Mediterranean dishes, Grilled fish, Cold Cuts
* Please note this is an old vintage wine and the label may have slight discolouration, slight tears or stains. Please contact us if this is a concern.