1982 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1982

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1982 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1982

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
395,00 € tax incl. 329,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
92 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(12-1998)
Gorgeous and ripe, with lovely balance. Golden color, with coconut, honey and a hint of syrup. Full-bodied, very sweet and very ripe. Long finish. A concentrated and impressive Yquem. Delicious now.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. (JS)
95 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(08-1993)
The 1982 vintage, seriously maligned because of the rains that plagued the harvest in Sauternes, was actually an outstanding vintage for both d'Yquem and its nearby neighbor, Chateau Suduiraut, who brought in much of their crops before the rains did any damage. D'Yquem then waited until the harvest dried out, bringing in their last grapes on November 7th. The 1982 is a very forward style of d'Yquem, plump, succulent, with honeyed pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, exhibiting some, but not a great deal of botrytis. In the mouth, it is massive, thick, and almost as impressive as the 1983, but one does not sense the same degree of length or potential complexity. Nevertheless, this is still a great d'Yquem that has been somewhat overlooked. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2020.
Features
Vintage 1982
Rating 90-94
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Yquem (d')
Country France
Château informations
Yquem (d')
Yquem (d\')

The Chateau d'Yquem is an area of 133 hectares including 113 hectares of vineyards, 102 acres operated, south of Bordeaux in Sauternes region that produces a sweet white wine ranked Premier Cru Superior, the only wine from the Sauternes category. It is considered by many as the best Sauternes. The yield is only 6 hectoliters per hectare and in some years, if the quality is not deemed sufficient, the bottles are not sold under this label. In autumn, morning mists and sunny afternoons allow the noble rot to develop. The harvest is extended over a long period of time during which the grapes are harvested by hand, individually. . The wines are characterized by their complexity due to a significant amount of residual sugar and flavorings made by Botrytis cinerea. A relatively high acidity helps offset the sweetness. Another characteristic for which Château d'Yquem is known is his longevity. In good years does present a bottle of his outstanding after one or two decades in a cellar and with care it will keep for a century or more, adding to the complexity... Since 1959 Chateau d'Yquem produces a dry white wine named "Y" (and before 2004 "Y Lur-Saluces") makes an equal proportion of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine, like great wine is not produced every year. The 2005 vintage was the first vintage of Yquem offered for sale en primeur. .

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