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1986 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes
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About Chateau d'Yquem

For centuries Y'quem has been unchallenged as the finest example of Sauternes and the most famous sweet wine in the world...

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1986 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes

Producer: Chateau d'Yquem
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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83 Points | Wine Spectator
98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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A VERY Good Investment!
02/28/2006
by McManus, MD/Ph.D.11949159
Yes, indeed...........SAVE this bottle, as it is a true investment. Get a second, so you can at least enjoy one of the best Sauternes to ever touch your lips in this lifetime!

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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