d'Yquem 1996

Current Market Price: £1,880.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 1996

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 1996

95

Tasted single blind at Farr’s 2005 dinner in Hong Kong. It is a while since I last tasted this vintage. Like before, the nose is tightly coiled and demands coaxing from the glass, but eventually it yields and offers a lovely bouquet of wild honey, honeysuckle, lemon curd and barleysugar. The palate is more tensile then I remember on the entry, with a keen thread of acidity and notes of mandarin, Seville orange, tinned apricot and honey, hints of almond sprinkled over the finish. It does not quite have the complexity of a top flight Yquem, but it is still a great Sauternes for long-term consideration. Tasted November 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2012
95

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.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #146 April 2003

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £2,940.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,610.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 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 £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem £1,488.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £3,792.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem £2,080.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem £1,830.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem £1,950.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,950.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £1,920.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem £4,425.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2000 Chateau d'Yquem £2,000.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1999 Chateau d'Yquem £2,378.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £1,960.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,000.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem £1,924.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £2,700.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,750.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,695.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £8,649.00 12x75cl