d'Yquem 1997

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Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 1997

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 1997

96

A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. 

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #146 April 2003
94

I must admit to being rather underwhelmed by this feted Yquem. A slightly deeper colour compared to the -96 and like that wine, the nose is reluctant to show its colours at first but after 20-30 minutes becoming very honeyed with touches of clementine, almond and acacia honey. The palate is full-bodied and unctuous in texture, perhaps just lacking a little definition? Dare I say a tad cloying on the finish. I prefer the tension displayed on the 1996 but this does settle down in the glass. Drink 2020-2040+. Tasted November 2006.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2008

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
d'Yquem 2018 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,500.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,400.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £210.00 1x75cl
d'Yquem 2013 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,995.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2000 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1999 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,045.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl