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The 1985 vintage is exceptional in Sauternes. The Château d'Yquem undoubtedly had one of its oldest harvests. Quite rare fact, it is in December that the berries were harvested. The result is a charming, round and honeyed Premier Cru Classé Supérieur.

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4 / 5
Michael Broadbent April - 2000
Michael Broadbent
91 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
89 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
The 1985 d'Yquem is a powerful, rich, exceptionally concentrated wine. Yet because of the lack of botrytis in the vineyards during this hot, dry vintage, the wine does not have the compelling complexity so frequently encountered in d'Yquem. Nevertheless, this massive, unctuous, light-golden-colored d'Yquem makes quite a mouthful of wine with its honeyed flavors. It is hard to know when a wine such as this will be fully mature, but I have no hesitation in saying that the wine will certainly last for 25-30 or more years, though I do not see it ever being among the great d'Yquems. Anticipated maturity: 1995-2025.
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94 / 100
Wine Spectator May - 1999
Wine Spectator
A charming Yquem that's round, thick, dense and very honeyed. But it doesn't taste of botrytized, dried fruit flavors (the château tried to wait for noble rot and harvested late, into December). While creamy and opulent, it's also refined.--Yquem vertical. Best after 2015. (PM)
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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château d'Yquem
Château d'Yquem

The Château d'Yquem is an area of 133 hectares including 113 hectares of vineyards, 102 acres operated, south of Bordeaux in Sauternes region that produces a sweet white wine ranked Premier Cru Superior, the only wine from the Sauternes category.

It is considered by many as the best Sauternes. The yield is only 6 hectoliters per hectare and in some years, if the quality is not deemed sufficient, the bottles are not sold under this label.

The wines are characterized by their complexity due to a significant amount of residual sugar and flavorings made by Botrytis cinerea. A relatively high acidity helps offset the sweetness. Another characteristic for which Château d'Yquem is known is his longevity. In good years does present a bottle of his outstanding after one or two decades in a cellar and with care it will keep for a century or more, adding to the complexity...

Since 1959 Chateau d'Yquem produces a dry white wine named "Y" (and before 2004 "Y Lur-Saluces") makes an equal proportion of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine, like great wine is not produced every year. The 2005 vintage was the first vintage of Yquem offered for sale en primeur. 

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