Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1980

$399.99

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From the producer: A year that was far colder than average, with a correspondingly late harvest. This began on the 20th of October with a "tidying-up pass" to remove any berries affected by sour rot. An easterly wind in early November finally concentrated the grapes and picking could start in earnest. Patience was rewarded with very satisfactory sugar levels and enough good lots to be able to make a beautiful wine.
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Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 93
"This year is a perfect example of a vintage that was much better for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes than it was for the red wines. Yquem produced its greatest wine since the twin titans of 1975 and 1976. Medium golden, with a big, opulent, honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, this wine is rich and concentrated, has very good acidity, a lot of botrytis, and a stunning finish. It is a great success, and it continues to evolve at a snail's pace." -Robert Parker

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Grape Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc , Semillon

  • Vintage

    1980

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Aromatic , Floral , Fruity

  • Sweetness

    Sweet

  • Body

    Medium Bodied