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1998 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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1998 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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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 1998

Pale gold. Knockout aromas of creme brulee, coconut, vanilla bean, honey and orange peel. Lush and seductively silky in the mouth; its creamy, seamless texture makes it seem deceptively accessible today but sound acid structure should keep it going for 20 years or more. Not hugely sweet or tropical but very complex and fine. Firm, hazelnutty finish offers great length, if not quite the grip of the '89.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Marvellous !
03/07/2011
by van steenberge13998210
Tasting on sunday 06/03/2011 and this Sauternes is my best Sauternes ! Bravo !
Yquem En Primeurs
05/13/2003
by Yquem1811
Had this wine at Yquem's En Primeur tasting on March 31, 2003 at Chateau Yquem. Beautiful golden color, sweet but not cloying. Tasted the 1997 side by side and found the 1998 to be much freshet and crisper. The 1997 was more oily.
No doubt, the best White (sweet) Bordeaux
11/11/2003
by BoboChamp
other vintages : 1997 : 5 1996 : 4 1995 : 5 general note : 20 / 20 Real Perfection!

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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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