Chateau Yquem, 1991

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Half Bottle 37.5cl

Bottle size: 75cl


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Notes from Ch Yquem. A vintage marked by frost on the 21st of April that fortunately spared several plots of slope vineyards at Yquem. Summer was warm and dry, but September was rainy. The harvest was over in three passes which brought in only a small amount of grapes, but of very good quality. This experience shows what an advantage great terroirs have when spring frosts occur. In light of the weather that year, the calibre of 1991 Yquem exceeded our expectations, and benefited from a particularly fine summer.

Yquem's 1991 is a beautifully made, mediumgold-colored wine with a gorgeous nose of creme brulee, roasted coffee, and seet, honeyed pineapple and other assorted fruits. Full-bodied, unctuoulsy-textured, and rich, but not yet revealing the complexity or enormous wight of such vintages as 1990, 1989, and 1988, this classic, outstanding Yquem will always have to live in the shadows of its three predecessors.
Robert Parker 91



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