1985 Y D'YQUEM 1985
yquem d y lur saluces 1985

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90-94 / 100

Very good

1985 Y D'YQUEM 1985

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
239,00 € tax incl. 199,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
91 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
(02-2000) Pale green-yellow color. Nose of medium intensity. Discreet. Quite fine notes of Sémillon and gingerbread. Touch of alcohol. Nuances of very fine honey and flowers. Attractive. More acacia on the hustle. The temperature is 12°. What is striking is the delicacy of the structure in the mouth, soft, melting and refined, and then the taste is that of Sauternes but without the sweetness. It's the land! The set is fine with a touch of an oxidative zest. But the finish is nice, long and it's a fine and lively wine for an 85, which is rare.
91 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(07-1993) Very ripe, spicy and dramatic, this pours out Sauternes-like fig, honey, tobacco and spice box aromas and flavors and finishes just off-dry and smooth.

Vintage Wine 1985
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Bordeaux
Colour White
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château d'Yquem
Country France
Château informations
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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