Château d'Yquem 1989

Parker : 97 / 100
J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Notable for being a very hot Bordeaux vintage, 1989 is also the year that the vines were hit by a violent hailstorm in July, which damaged the western half of the vineyard. Since the berries were still quite small and hard at that stage, the impact was minimized to about 20% crop loss overall. Thereafter, the vines soldiered on to produce a stunningly concentrated crop this year.
BordeauxSauternes
Vineyard
Graves

Grape varieties
cepage_detail_sémillon_sauvignon_blanc

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
17,5

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
97

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
Yes

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Château d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru Superieur

Parker
97

Allergens
Contains sulphites