Château d'Yquem 1975

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Parker : 98 / 100
J. Robinson : 20 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1975 Château d'Yquem stands as one of the towering successes of that decade and at 40 years of age, it shows no signs of losing any of its prowess. This bottle represented one of the best that I have encountered. Iridescent in color, the bouquet soars from the glass, a pyrotechnic display of quince, Clementine, honey and a touch of aszu, lending it a slight Tokaji-like personality. It is beautifully defined and intense. The palate is pure and detailed with a killer line of acidity, vibrant honeyed fruit and a mellifluous finish that is now fully expressive. It vies with the imperious 1971 as the greatest Yquem of that era. This is simply magnificent.
BordeauxSauternes
Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

J. Robinson
20

R. Gabriel
20

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Dessert wine
Yes

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Château d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru Superieur

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulphites