Chateau d'Yquem 1997

Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A vintage of exceptional weather, 1997 was a relatively warm, drought vintage equating to a very slow onset of botrytis this year. The warm temperatures contributed plenty of sweetness, while light rains late in the season finally spurred the spread of noble rot, making for a potentially very good Sauternes vintage in the end. However, strict selection was critical, ultimately allowing d'Yquem to craft an impressive wine well above the vintage's standard.
BordeauxSauternes
Country
France

Grape varieties
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J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
20

Wine Spectator
96

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
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites