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1976 Château d'Yquem

  • 96 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49137-1976-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Deep honeyed gold. It was served blind and I didn't pick it as Yquem as it was rather lighter than most vintages in terms of weight. Attractive barley-sugar nose and refreshing acidity but not especially marked by botrytis. Although the beeswax and honey bouquet is pretty snazzy, it seems to be drying out a little and doesn't seem one of the greatest Yquems. Pretty much at the height of its powers now.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 96

    The 1976 Yquem continues to go from strength to strength. Who can ignore the awesome bouquet of spices, honeyed fruit, pineapples, bananas, coconuts, and overripe melons? This full-bodied, viscous, luscious wine has been absolutely delicious since bottling, given its relatively low acidity and precocious personality. It is one of the few true great vintages of Yquem that can actually be drunk with tremendous pleasure at such a young age. Eighty percent of the harvest made it into the final wine. Last tasted, 12/90.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    This is silky and beautifully creamy in the mouth. Medium-bodied, there's nothing heavy or big here, just a sense of harmony. So ethereal, it's the sort of wine one could drink almost every night.--Yquem vertical.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: Benjamin H550
Chateau d'Yquem is world famous for its sweet wine, which commands some of the highest prices on the market. Established in 1593, the chateau is located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux and is the only property given the highest rating of Premier Cru Superieur. The estate contains a 110-hectare vineyard planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are created from botrytized fruit that is picked by hand in several passes by up to 150 harvesters. The "Noble Rot" (Botrytis Cinera) depletes the water content in the berry, concentrating the natural sugar levels. The resultant wine's high sugar content is matched by high level of acidity, allowing the wine to age for more than 50 years in the best vintages. The opulence of Yquem's youth turns complex, rich and honeyed as it ages. Chateau d'Yquem's second wine, Ygrec Y, is a dry Bordeaux Blanc.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 536 bottles owned
  • 146 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 100
    (Out of 146 collectors)