d'Yquem 1989

Current Market Price: £2,750.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 1989

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 1989

98

Tasted at the 'First Growth' lunch in London. One the outstanding Yquem's of the modern age, this '89 rarely disappoints. It has a limpid amber/golden colour. The nose is exuberant, just soaring from the glass with acacia honey, orange-blossom, apricots, quince and a touch of wild heather. Brilliant definition. The palate is perhaps more introspective than I anticipated but beautifully balanced with viscous honeyed fruit, tangerine, peach and just a hint of Seville orange marmalade. Lacquers the mouth in heavenly Sauternes with an extraordinarily long finish. Stunning! Drink now-2050+

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2009
97

The favorite sweet wine of millionaires, Chateau d'Yquem has, not unexpectedly, turned in a brilliant effort with their newly released 1989. It is a large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more. It does not reveal the compelling finesse and complexity of the 1988 or 1986, but it is a far heavier, richer wine than either of those vintages. It is reminiscent of the 1976, with additional fat and glycerin. 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. Last tasted 11/97

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2018 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £2,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,694.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,700.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,400.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,400.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £2,576.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2013 Chateau d'Yquem £2,130.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem £1,455.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £2,150.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £2,802.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £1,250.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £3,600.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem £1,870.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £970.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £2,244.00 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 £2,112.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £2,440.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £2,150.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,129.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £3,355.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,750.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £3,516.00 12x75cl