Chateau d'Yquem 1983

Parker : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for Yquem, beginning on September 29 and finishing on November 18. Most observers feel the 1983 will mature more slowly than the 1986, and will last for almost 100 years. Given Yquem's unbelievable aging potential, such comments do not seem far fetched. At present, the 1983 is enormous, with huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel flavors, massive extract, and an unctuous quality barely framed by acidity and new oak. I do not feel the wine has changed since bottling, and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted, 12/90.
BordeauxSauternes
Grape varieties
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J. Robinson
19

R. Gabriel
20

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Dessert wine
Yes

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Superior First Growth

Parker
96

Allergens
Contains sulfites