Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1996 375ml
SKU: 1996DYQ375

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1996


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Beautiful golden yellow colour. The nose is concentrated and incomparably pure. It has classic fruit aromas (apricot, fig, and quince) as well as a marked citrus quality (grapefruit). The bouquet is also quite floral, which is very typical of Yquem. There are hints of oak (vanilla and a certain toastiness) to round out the range of fragrances. The bouquet is at the same time very subtle and very elegant. The wine starts out very round and sweet on the palate. These impressions are immediately followed by a sensation of balance and purity. This is a classic Yquem. There is not too much of anything, nothing is aggressive, yet the wine is full of character and has a long aftertaste. It is extremely attractive as of now, even though its ageing potential is virtually unlimited. This wine has a great future ahead of it and will be a benchmark for the estate - a great classic.