1981 Yquem

Yquem

88Average Score
White
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£286.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
88
Critic Notes

The dark horse of the Yquem tasting at CECWINE in November 2004. A slight deeper colour compared to the 79 and 80. Rich honey and peach with superb definition and focus. The palate has great balance and verve with exquisite freshness and joie-de-vivre. Apricot and orange. There is a lot of finesse and grace here. It its harmony and texture, rather than concentration that elevates it above the others. Drink now until 2015. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com

Score: 94-96/100Neal Martin

The 1981 is certainly an outstanding Yquem, but it will not be considered one of this property's greatest efforts. Light golden, with a moderately intense bouquet of spicy, vanillin oak, fresh melons, and tropical fruit, this full-bodied Yquem has average acidity and a plump, viscous, somewhat precocious feel on the palate. Remarkably long and clean in the finish, it will develop relatively rapidly. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015. Last tasted, 3/87. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate January 1998

Score: 90-/100Robert Parker

Rich and just sweet, without the acid-creating, botrytized notes normally found in Yquem. A slight paint varnish, dull character on the nose, and it tastes a bit heavy-handed, but it came somewhat to life and tasted better with goat cheese.--Yquem vertical. Drink now through 2005. Winespectator.com

Score: 80-/100Wine Spectator

Medium gold. rich, slightly resiny nose, iodine, oaky. sweet, intense, lush apricot fruit, concentrated, very oaky, fine acidity but lacks a little flair. good length. Decanter.com

Score: -/20Decanter
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Sauternes
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Sauternes
Colour
White
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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