d'Yquem 1988

Product Details

Vintage
1988
Colour
White
Appellation
Sauternes

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1 x 0.75L BI Stock DP £340.00 1 btls

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
99

Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition January, 1998 The 1988 is a backward-styled Yquem, built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses full body, layers of highly concentrated, extracted flavors, considerable botrytis, and a sensational finish. Last tasted 12/97 This remarkable wine is much more backward, less flamboyant, and more gentlemanly than the 1990 or 1989. Its light-golden colour is more youthful than its younger siblings, the bouquet powerful yet restrained, with subtle yet intense notes of coconut, orange marmalade, crème brulee, peach and white corn emerging very gently but authoritatively. In the mouth it builds incrementally, as this is a wine of enormous richness and power but far higher acidity than the 1990 or 1989 . The wine is relatively light on its feet for such a powerful, highly extracted, and sensational effort. This is certainly one of the great Yquems, and probably more along the style of the 1975 than more recent vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2070. (99)