1987 Yquem

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£2,845.00 DP
£232.00 DP

Average critic rating : 88.67 points



The 1987, from a difficult vintage, is a medium-weight d'Yquem, with enticing oaky, tropical fruit aromas, but the unctuosity and profound depth of flavor so obvious in top years are not present. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted, 1/93.| Wine Advocate.August, 1993



First tasted at Chateau Lynch-Moussas. A deep greeny/gold colour. It is a little disappointing on the nose, even for this moderate Sauternes vintage. A touch of orange-blossom and acacia - quite linear. The palate is much better. Not a great deal of botrytis but lovely reach waxy peach and apricot. Good acidity - quite spicy on the finish. Does not have the sophistication of great Yquem's but it is still an enjoyable wine. Drink now and 5-8 years. Then at the Yquem vertical in November 2004. A relatively pale, slight green colour. The nose is clean and fresh with simple honey and apricot with a bit of orange-blossom. The palate is waxy and minerally with good acidity. Apricot and peach on the finish. A pretty wine. Good for the vintage. Drink now. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com



From what's considered an average vintage in Sauternes, this is a surprisingly good Yquem. Lively, with good acidity, of medium body and with lemon, pineapple, orange and chocolate notes. It reveals its vintage pedigree in the slightly pedestrian finish.--Yquem vertical. Drink now through 2010. Winespectator.com

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Yquem 1987
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Château d’Yquem is arguably the finest sweet wine in the World, and the leading estate in Sauternes. In a league of its own, the only wine that Yquem can be fairly judged against is a different vintage of Yquem.

The château and its vineyards lie on the highest point of Sauternes, and is planted to Semillon (80%) and Sauvignon Blanc. Semillon gives the wine its weight and oleaginous texture, the Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested by hand, bunch by bunch, with as many as six or seven passes through the vineyard to select grapes that are fully botrytised and concentrated. One vine will, on average, yield one glass of the final product.

Yquem is owned by LVMH, owners of Dom Pérignon and Krug, and is run by Pierre Lurton, who also runs St Emilion’s Cheval Blanc. A dry white wine, Ygrec, is also made.

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