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Chateau d'Yquem 1er Cru Classe Superieur 1996

Winery: Chateau d'Yquem
Region: Sauternes
Wine: 1er Cru Classe Superieur
Variety: Sauternes
Vintage: 1996
Attributes
UOM: Half Bottle (375ml)

"Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060. 95 Points" - Robert Parker

"Great balance. Mid copper. Very firm barley-sugar nose. Very rich and so concentrated. Lovely firmness. Brilliant fruit without being that sweet. Wax and depth and great tanginess. Very flexible with food, I should think. Medium weight and very very appetising, with a touch of chew on the end. Orange peel, muscularity. This one goes to the gym. Real lemony interest. 18.5 Points/Drink to 2036." - Jancis Robinson

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