Château d'Yquem 1980

Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This year is a perfect example of a vintage that was much better for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes than it was for the red wines. Yquem produced its greatest wine since the twin titans of 1975 and 1976. Medium golden, with a big, opulent, honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, this wine is rich and concentrated, has very good acidity, a lot of botrytis, and a stunning finish. It is a great success, and it continues to evolve at a snail's pace. Anticipated maturity: Now-2035. Last tasted, 12/90.
BordeauxSauternes
Grape varieties
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R. Gabriel
16

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
93

Allergens
Contains sulphites