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    Chateau d'Yquem 1989
    Sauternes
    Bottle (6)
    "Deep rich tawny - waxy nose. Very very big and rewarding with good life. A kick in the heels. Very long and splendid - really enormous in every way - much bigger and rounder and deeper than the 1990. Very long. A monument." (19pts JR, Feb 2008)

    "It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more...The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge nose of smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in complexity over the powerhouse 1983. It remains to be seen whether this wine will develop the extraordinary aromatic complexity possessed by the promising 1988 and 1986 Yquems." (97 pts. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 3rd Ed., Jan. 1998)

    "Medium to deep gold colored, the 1989 d'Yquem is little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to give gorgeous dried mango, pineapple paste and candied peel scents with hints of praline, nutmeg, lemon butter and crème caramel plus a waft of crushed stones. The palate delivers powerful, wonderfully concentrated notes of dried stone fruits with provocative nutty nuances and a seamless acid backbone, packaged within a satiny texture and finishing on a lingering lemon tea and minerals note." (97 pts. Lisa Perrotti Brown, Wine Advocate #244, Aug. 2019)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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