Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 580
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1975 (1)
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1983 (1) WA 96
  • CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1975 (1)
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1983 (1) WA 96

580

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1975 (1)

Sauternais.
u. bn. scuffed label

CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1983 (1)

Sauternais.
u. bn. scuffed label

The 1983 is among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 20 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for Yquem, beginning on September 29 and finishing on November 18. Most observers feel the 1983 will mature more slowly than the 1986, and will last for almost 100 years. Given Yquem's unbelievable aging potential, such comments do not seem far fetched. At present, the 1983 is enormous, with huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel flavors, massive extract, and an unctuous quality barely framed by acidity and new oak. I do not feel the wine has changed since bottling, and I would not want to start drinking it for at least another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2050. Last tasted, 12/90. WA 96

2 bts.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,320
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?