Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Cru Superieur – 1996

  • Ready 2012 - 2047
  •  97/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Sauternes

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Sauternes

Producer

Chateau d'Yquem

Type

White - Sweet

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Advice


Vineyard

Chateau Yquem

Producer

Chateau d'Yquem

Appellation

Sauternes

Designation

AOP

Classification

Premier Cru Superieur

Cuvee Bottling


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WO score

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2003
Drink: 2012-2060


Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality...

...There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060. Note: Yquem spends 42 months in 100% new oak. No cask tasting is permitted, and the wine is not released until 5 years after the vintage. For example, the 1998 will be released some time in 2003; the 2001 will not be released until 2006.


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Tasted: 05/05/2011
Drink: 2012-2035


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Area under vines: 102 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay
Average of the Vineyards : 35 years
Production: 100 000 bottles a year
Ageing: 28 months in new oak barrels
Grape varieties:

  • Semillon 80%
  • Sauvignon Blanc 20%

Second wine: Y d'Yquem


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Contact details

Name

Chateau d'Yquem

Address

SA du Château D'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

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SA du Château D'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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Trade Summary (Bids and Offers)

Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
1x75cl DP £ 170
12x37.5cl IB £ 850 £ 825
12x75cl IB £ 1,600 £ 1,350
3x75cl IB £ 410
6x75cl IB £ 800 £ 1,300

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Description Case Qty Total Action
Offer 1x75cl 2 £ 340 Buy now
Offer 6x75cl 1 £ 1,300 Buy now
Bid 12x37.5cl 4 £ 3,400
Bid 12x75cl 2 £ 3,200
Bid 6x75cl 3 £ 2,400

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