Château d'Yquem 1988

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Parker : 96 / 100
J. Robinson : 19,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1988 Chateau d'Yquem has long been an insider's favorite over the 1989 and 1990, although at the end of the day, all three form a brilliant triumvirate at the end of the decade. Tasted from a half bottle, it shone with a slightly burnished amber hue. The bouquet is just as I have encountered with previous bottles with scents of marmalade, mandarin, burnt honey and citrus fruit, perhaps a little waxier and resinous than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive weight, viscous as you would expect, though not as flamboyant as the 1989 or as unctuous as the 1990. It is beautifully balanced with notes of apricot, white chocolate and orange peel towards the harmonious and tensile finish. You can see this cruising along for two or three decades and maybe it will turn more Barsac-like in style? Time will tell - a glorious Yquem however you look at it. Tasted May 2016.
BurdeosSauternes
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Dessert wine

Environment
Agricultura Racional

J. Robinson
19,5

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
94

Country
Francia

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Regiones
Burdeos

Denominación
Sauternes

Color
Blanco

Productor
Château d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Clasificación
1er cru Supérieur

Parker
96

Alérgeno
Contiene sulfitos