Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1997
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Sauternes|
Outstanding, bright, golden colour. The bouquet is still fairly closed-in, but its future complexity is evident. Reminiscent of honey, mandarin orange, and gingerbread at present. Also fairly closed on the palate, but undoubtedly has excellent ageing potential here as well. Enormous complexity. Perfect blend of softness and freshness. The long aftertaste indicates this wine will keep for many years. The sublime quality at its peak will undoubtedly be well worth the wait.
Extremely concentrated, yet subtle. Aromas of honey and spices, with an intense botrytis nose. Full-bodied, thick and fruity, with orange peel and lemon rind character. Medium sweetness. Balanced, yet thick and backward. Reminds me of the harmonious 1990--certainly the best since then. Best after 2008.