D'yquem

1988 D'yquem d'Yquem

  • Classification:
    1er Cru Superieur
  • Color:
    White
  • Appellation:
    Sauterne
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 12
  • Stock Location:
    France
€281
In stock (110)
Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 96 (2018 May.)

The 1988 d'Yquem is almost identical to the bottle I tasted in 2016. This is almost Barsac-like in style on the nose with scents of barley sugar, complemented by marmalade and mandarin, fresh and vibrant with a palpable sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture but it is not, and has never been, as unctuous as either the 1989 or 1990. However, what the 1988 does possess is a surfeit of vitality and tension. There are layers of blood orange, quince and marmalade towards the finish that as the aromatics suggest, comes across as quite Barsac in style. Superb. Tasted at Château Batailley.