d'Yquem 1986

Current Market Price: £2,840.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 1986

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 1986

98

With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 d'Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more precocious. Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are d'Yquem enthusiasts had claimed the 1986 d'Yquem was the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. However, after the release of the 1988 they concluded that the 1988 surpassed even the 1986. The 1986's enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, its breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably elegant d'Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2040. Last tasted, 7/93.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #88 August 1993
95

Tasted at the 1982 dinner at The Square. The '86 continues to cruise at high altitude, an effortless Yquem that if anything is improving at nigh 25-years of age. It has a glorious, pure, honeyed bouquet with patisserie notes, almond flakes and coconut. The palate is supremely well balanced with great weight and poise, the acidity dialled to perfect. It does not quite have the profundity on the finish to consider it on par with say, the 1989 or 2001. But it is drinking perfectly now and will continue to cruise for many years yet. Tasted April 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2012

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2018 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £3,187.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,676.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,752.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,400.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £720.00 3x75cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £2,500.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £220.00 1x75cl
d'Yquem 2013 Chateau d'Yquem £2,150.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem £1,455.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,980.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £2,794.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £3,600.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,892.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem £2,148.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem £1,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £2,208.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem £3,950.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2000 Chateau d'Yquem £2,400.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1999 Chateau d'Yquem £2,328.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £2,308.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £2,160.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,080.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem £3,444.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,750.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,840.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £2,880.00 12x75cl