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1976 - Chateau d'Yquem

Bordeaux, White

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Chateau  d'Yquem 1976 Sauternes
Vintage:
1976
Type:
White
Size:
1x75cl
Condition:
loose
Drinking Window:
2016-2036
Appellation:
Sauternes
Region:
Bordeaux
Score:
96 NM
Reviewed by Neal Martin Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate

Tasted blind in Bordeaux, the 1976 Chateau d'Yquem reaffirms its reputation as one of the great wines of the decade, although I would suggest that that 1971 and 1975 are the true pinnacles. However, in no way do I wish to slight this Sauternes. Deep and slightly burnished in color, it offers dried pineapple, barley sugar, almond and a cheeky puff of café latte. There is wonderful definition here. The palate is underpinned by nigh on perfect acidity with orange rind, mango, crème brûlée and minerals. As it fans out towards the finish, there is a tang of Seville orange marmalade, and though it does not quite possess the persistence of the 1975 Yquem, you will be craving for the next sip. At its peak now, enjoy this great Yquem over the next 20-30 years. Tasted April 2016.