• Chateau d'Yquem 1981 Half Bottle Sauternes

The 1981 is certainly an outstanding Yquem, but it will not be considered one of this property's greatest efforts. Light golden, with a moderately intense bouquet of spicy, vanillin oak, fresh melons, and tropical fruit, this full-bodied Yquem has average acidity and a plump, viscous, somewhat precocious feel on the palate. Remarkably long and clean in the finish, it will develop relatively rapidly. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015. Robert Parker


A very warm month of March caused early flowering. Paradoxically, temperatures were cool the rest of the growing season. A series of showers arrived in late September. Except for an easy first pass between the 5th and the 10th of October, it took a great deal of patience and expertise thereafter to pick grapes with acceptable sugar levels. Fortunately, an easterly wind had a miraculous effect. In the long run, this has turned out to be a very beautiful Yquem.

Chateau d'Yquem 1981 Half Bottle Sauternes

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