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Château d'Yquem 1978

Château d'Yquem 1978
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    Parker : 87 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    1978 was an extremely difficult year for the wine producers in Barsac and Sauternes. Unlike the red wine producers who had a late, yet excellent harvest, the weather was not humid enough for the formation of the noble rot. While the wines are rich, full bodied, and viscous, they lack character and often taste dull. Yquem's 1978 is the best wine produced in the appellation. It is rich and honeyed, with excellent concentration and plenty of alcohol and body. Unfortunately, it does not have the majestic bouquet and complex flavors and aromas that can only result from rampant botrytis-infected grapes. Only 15% of the crop went into Yquem. Anticipated maturity: Now-2008. Last tasted, 12/90.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château d'Yquem

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    1er cru Superieur

    Parker
    87

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

    Is promo
    No

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