Chateau d'Yquem

1990 Chateau d'Yquem

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Chateau d'Yquem

1990 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml RP98 VM94+ A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately,...
$24,700.00
$24,700.00
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1990 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml

RP98 VM94+

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.

Medium to deep golden colored, the 1990 d'Yquem opens with unabashed opulence, giving expressive notes of dried apricots, toffee, candied walnut, tree bark and sandalwood with nuances of preserved mandarin peel, lemongrass and fallen leaves.

~Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate. 98 points

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