d'Yquem 1990

Product Details

Vintage
1990
Colour
White
Appellation
Sauternes

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1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £233.00 2 btls

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
99

Robert Parker''s Wine Advocate 23/04/1999 1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem''s 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine''s medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. A colossal Yquem from a blockbuster, very powerful, and very sweet vintage in the Barsac/Sauternes region, this medium/gold coloured wine is evolving at a glacial pace, as is so common with this singular sweet wine. The nose has not moved much over the last five or 6 years, but plenty of coconut, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and creme caramel notes emerge. Very full-bodied, extremely viscous, yet with enough acidity to provide uplift and focus, this is an enormously constituted Yquem that should be one of the great vintages for this for this chateau, and one to last nearly 100 years. Like most vintages, it can be drunk in its infancy (that's where it is, even though it is 16 years old), but it will continue to develop even greater nuances. Anticipated maturity: now-2075. (99)