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*Chateau d'Yquem 1967

Auction:
2377
Lot:
135
Sold for:
$1,195$1,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2377
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2007 6:00PM

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*Chateau d'Yquem 1967
Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classe u. very top shoulder, light amber color
"Based solely on the strength of what is unquestionably a great Yquem, many have concluded that 1967 was a superb vintage for Sauternes. The truth is that 1967 was a very good but irregular vintage. As for Yquem, it is close to perfection. Medium amber/golden with a full intensity bouquet of vanillin spice, honey, ripe pineapples, and coconut, this intense, very ripe, unctuous Yquem has layers of sweet, opulent fruit, excellent balance, and a hefty, powerful finish. Almost too big and rich to be served with food, this wine should be drunk alone as a dessert. From the point of view of this wine's evolution, it has hardly budged in the last six years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2035. Last tasted, 12/90." 96 pts R. Parker
1 bottle
Estimate $800-1,200

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food, Chateau d'Yquem, Dessert wines, French wines, Sauternes, Wine classification, Wine tasting

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