1980 d'Yquem, Sauternes (very high shoulder fills, slightly soiled labels)

SKU #970065 93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This year is a perfect example of a vintage that was much better for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes than it was for the red wines. Yquem produced its greatest wine since the twin titans of 1975 and 1976. Medium golden, with a big, opulent, honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, this wine is rich and concentrated, has very good acidity, a lot of botrytis, and a stunning finish. It is a great success, and it continues to evolve at a snail's pace. Anticipated maturity: Now-2035. (RP) Inner quote mark (1/1998)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A good year for Sauternes, a very good vintage for Yquem. Fresh, with lemon, grapefruit and quince notes, this is lovely and sympathique, with honey tones but not much botrytis concentration. Inner quote mark (5/1999)


Price: $424.99
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