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Château d'Yquem 1996

Parker : 95 / 100
J. Robinson : 18,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.
BordeauxSauternes
Grape varieties
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Dessert wine
Yes

J. Robinson
18,5

R. Gabriel
16

Wine Spectator
96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Château d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru Superieur

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulphites