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Yquem 1982
+£5,551.00     (+382.04%) Latest price:  £7,004.00
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Average Score 89.75

The 1982 vintage, seriously maligned because of the rains that plagued the harvest in Sauternes, was actually an outstanding vintage for both d'Yquem and its nearby neighbor, Chateau Suduiraut, who brought in much of their crops before the rains did any damage. D'Yquem then waited until the harvest dried out, bringing in their last grapes on November 7th. The 1982 is a very forward style of d'Yquem, plump, succulent, with honeyed pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, exhibiting some, but not a great deal of botrytis. In the mouth, it is massive, thick, and almost as impressive as the 1983, but one does not sense the same degree of length or potential complexity. Nevertheless, this is still a great d'Yquem that has been somewhat overlooked. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2020. Last tasted, 3/92. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate August 1993
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Sauternes only produced two exceptional wines in 1982: Suduiraut and Yquem. Although I have encountered the 1982 Chateau d’Yquem on three occasions, this is the finest bottle. It was an early vintage, physiological ripeness reached on September 16. Rainfall interrupted the harvest that really could not start in earnest until November 2, for just four days. It has a lucid amber color, and a fully mature bouquet with mandarin and marmalade aromas that are pure and well-delineated. Yes, there is a sense of conservatism here, yet you cannot but help be seduced by its exquisite balance and linearity. It gently builds to a lovely apricot and orange zest finish, with just a hint of rosewater lingering on the aftertaste. Drink now-2025. Tasted March 2014. eRobertParker.com.June, 2014
Deep pinkish gold. Not absolutely pure on the nose. Lots of greenness and acidity and not especially concentrated. A bit loose and fades a bit. Almost Riesling-like build. A very different sort of Yquem – not for those who want mass. Lots of acidity dominates this wine, which others liked more than me. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com
From an average vintage in Sauternes, this is a rich, honeyed Yquem with attractive pear and lemon notes. The aromas are somewhat odd (volatile acidity?) and it lacks a bit of freshness and finesse, turning a bit burning on the finish.--Yquem vertical. Best after 2010. Winespectator.com
Medium gold. reserved nose, slightly petrolly. quite rich, plump, spicy, reasonable concentrated, fine acidity, lemon drops, not as structured as most Yquems. very good length, slightly tarry finish. Decanter.com

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