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1986 Chateau d'Yquem
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$500.00
750ml Bottle
$3,000.00
Case of 6
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Item #262709
Size: 750ml
Type: Dessert / Fruit Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Barsac / Sauternes

"Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are Yquem enthusiasts claim the 1986 Yquem is the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. Its enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, the breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably balanced Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years."

Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate - 98pts


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