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White wine 

Château d'Yquem 1996

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RP  95
GHV  3*
GM  18
The winery : Château d'Yquem
Appellation: Sauternes (Blancs Liquoreux, Bordeaux, France)
Varietal(s): Sauvignon, Semillon
Price range :  More than 105.00 €   
Other vintages: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
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37,5 cl
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Yquem is fermented in oak barrels (100% new) and is ageing to mature for up to 36 months. Intensely opulent when young, Yquem develops an extraordinary complexity and exotic richness when fully mature, with the best vintages lasting for over 50 years.

Château d'Yquem is classified as a 1er Cru Classé supérieur. Chateau d'Yquem can only be understood within the framework of time. Life seems to pass very slowly at Yquem, reflecting the chateau's history and traditions handed down from
generation to generation over more that four centuries.

Times helps keep track of the meticulous work in the vineyard and gives rhythm to long, late harvests. It seems endless during the wine's fermentation and barrel ageing stages,and takes on an air of mystery in the half-light of the cellars as the wine is slowly transformed.

At every moment in its life, d'Yquem is above all an affair of time and therefor patience. Chateau d'Yquem has a very long life span: twenty, fifty, a hundred years or more.

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Consumer Reviews - Château d'Yquem 1996

thibfe  Vinostarter - from 1 to 20 reviews    Belgium
***** Excellent 
Tout simplement exceptionnel
Les parfums de ce vin somptueux sont extrêmement complexes. Le vin est opulent au palais, caressant mas aussi puissant. Sa fraîcheur minérale de toujours “l’allège” divinement. Un Yquem de pure délectation et de grande garde.
Tasting date : 01 Oct 2008
Maturity : Mature
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Users Reviews for other vintages

vinogusto  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Belgium
***** Excellent 
Way too expensive ! Crazy prices for crazy people !
Maturity : I don't know
Reviewed 9 years ago

Jap Jop  Vinostarter - from 1 to 20 reviews    
* Weak 
Not bad
COuld be worse
Reviewed 6 years ago

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