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Chateau d'Yquem 1983 750ml

Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon Blend, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Bottle


   SKU: BORDW-000011
   Vintage: 1983
   Color: White
   Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Btls Available:3
Btls in Case:12
Producer Name:Chateau dYquem
Robert Parker (RP): 96
The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for Yquem, beginning on September 29 and finishing on November 18. Most observers feel the 1983 will mature more slowly than the 1986, and will last for almost 100 years. Given Yquem's unbelievable aging potential, such comments do not seem far fetched. At present, the 1983 is enormous, with huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel flavors, massive extract, and an unctuous quality barely framed by acidity and new oak. I do not feel the wine has changed since bottling, and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted, 12/90.





 
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