Château d'Yquem 1997

Château d'Yquem (Sauternes)


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The Château d'Yquem 1997 is a sweet wine made by Château d'Yquem from Sauternes vinified with sauvignon blanc and sémillon from 1997 and shows an alcoholic strength of 14%. The Château d'Yquem 1997 is the ideal sweet to combine with foie and honey desserts. Drinks&Co users reviewed this sweet wine with 4,1 of 5 points and with the following scores: robert parker: 96 and wine spectator: 95.

Technical sheet · Château d'Yquem

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 1997 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP96WS95JR18B+D19.5
Grapes: Sémillon (80%), Sauvignon Blanc (20%)
Pairing: StartersDessertsPâté or foie grasHoney dessertsFoie
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%

Description · Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem 1997 (Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)


  • View: Château d'Yquem 1997 has a pale gold color
  • Nose: Beautiful perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot and smoked wood.
  • Palate: underlying acidity that gives it freshness, perfectly ripe and soaked in honey tropical fruits, vanilla and spice notes.

NAME: Sauternes

Vineyard: Château d'Yquem

GRAPES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc,

AGING: 42 months in 100% new barrels. tasting barrel is not allowed.

SUPPORT: Desserts, Honey desserts,


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Posted on at 12.48


Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1997

In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type. Yquem's success stems largely from the site's susceptibility to attack by "noble rot" (Botrytis cinerea).

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Posted on at 04.56

5 /5

2012 es el año para este Chateau d'Yquem...

 I did not take, but well imagine. . .
Charles Walcott

Posted on at 07.09

4 /5

Château D'Yquem 1Er Cru Supérieur 1997

It's always good to share wine, but this one's special.
It had an intense colour. I liked the taste of blackberries in this Château D'Yquem 1Er Cru Supérieur.
It's a good wine to chink glasses.
Gloria Kent

Posted on at 16.29

3 /5

Château d'Yquem Blanc 1997

I think the cellar Château d'Yquem makes a very dark colour white wine. Main aromas of pear and a banana. Cool and pleasant.
I drank it with the desserts. I like to surprise my family with this wine.
I bought Château d'Yquem Blanc at Uvinum.
Best of Sauternes.
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Reviews about Château d'Yquem 2006



Noble, Yquem is the unique Premier Cru Supérieur of Bordeaux.
The robe is gold colour, this wine is silky. The bouquet is saffron. On the palate, it is sweety. Yquem is more than "superior".

It is distinguished, and rich.
Bordeaux could not exist without Yquem.
2006 had an excellent crop.
Climate is good and soils are different and rich.

TA: 14°

Limited to 12 bottles by customer..Drink or keep: As long as you can resist...Delicious with: At a magical time

Reviews about Château d'Yquem 2003



Our bottles come directly from Château d'Yquem

We had the great chance to taste this superbe wine en primeur at the château at the end of April. And we discovered an Yquem 2003 showing an induspitable superiority on all of the botrytised sweet white wines... even though 2003 is incredible for all of the Sauternes appellation.
Yquem is the perfect balance between all the elements that make a wine THE wine for eternity.Drink or keep: EternalDelicious with: Foie gras

Reviews about Château d'Yquem 2002

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Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2002
Discovering Chateau d'Yquem stats with the bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, it is marked by fruit (apricot, mandarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanila and toasty aromas). Older vintages, on the other hand, have extraordinarily complex fragrance as soon as the bottle is opened. The bouquet is amazingly suble, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamom, saffron, and liquorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc).
The first impression of Chateau d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate". This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always mantains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). A touch of bitterness can also contribute to the overall harmony. Chateau d'Yquem aftertaste is legendary, and it tells another story, which lasts and lasts...

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