d'Yquem 1997

Current Market Price: £2,200.00 / 12x75cl
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 Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2018 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £3,249.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,583.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,676.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,500.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £2,500.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2013 Chateau d'Yquem £1,865.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £2,591.00 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 £1,865.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,021.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £2,268.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem £3,990.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2000 Chateau d'Yquem £2,332.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1999 Chateau d'Yquem £1,920.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £2,690.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 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 £2,118.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £2,687.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,700.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,532.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £2,676.00 12x75cl