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d'Yquem 1990

Wine Advocate 99


An extraordinary effort in this powerful, blockbuster vintage, Yquem’s 1990 is the richest of the fabulous trilogy of superb sweet wine vintages in Bordeaux - 1988, 1989, 1990. This wine also possesses more elegance and finesse than many 1990s, at least at this stage of their development. The wine’s medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged fruit. Surprisingly good acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness are remarkably harmonious and pure. It is tempting to compare this wine with such behemoths as the 1989 and 1983. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-75 years potential longevity. It should mature at a quicker pace than either the 1989 or 1986, but all of these wines can easily last 50+ years.

d'Yquem 1990

SKU: DYQUEM01-1990

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