d'Yquem 1998

Current Market Price: £2,440.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 1998

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 1998

95

The 1998 Chateau Yquem was released several months ago. This estate does not allow tasting from cask (where the wine spends 42 months), and it is not released until five years after the vintage. The 1998 Yquem (95 points) is a great success. Made in an elegant style, it is not a blockbuster such as 1990, 1989, and 1988. It is well-delineated, with wonderfully sweet aromas of creme brulee, pineapples, apricots, and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, it is not as sweet as the biggest/richest Yquem vintages, but it is gorgeously pure, precise, and strikingly complex. Already approachable, it should evolve for 30-50 years ... without a doubt.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #95 October 2003
94

Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Christmas lunch. The ’98 d’Yquem has a more extravagant nose than I remember, less mineralite than it displayed in its youth and perhaps a little more alcoholic on the nose. There are touches of pineapple, mango, treacle and custard cremes, becoming peachier with time in the glass. The palate is viscous on the entry and very well balanced with honeycomb, white peach, apricot and wild honey that leads to a powerful, if not elegant finish. The ’98 is a little “unruly” at present. Drink 2016-2030. Tasted December 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2011

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