1958 Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes [V-94pts]


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Ratings & Tasting Notes:

94 points Vinous

The 1958 d’Yquem is an off-vintage that I have not encountered before. Fifty millimeters of rain in September was the catalyst for botrytis, and the harvest was picked in four tries between October 6 and 24. Lucid amber in color, the wine has a vibrant bouquet of tangerine, melted candle wax and a light glue-like aroma. It feels well defined and very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, and much more powerful than expected, offering blood orange, crème brûlée and honeyed notes. Perhaps it has its wings clipped on the finish, but otherwise this is a fine showing in a tricky Sauternes vintage. Well-kept bottles could probably give another decade’s worth of drinking pleasure. (NM)  (4/2019)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar.


Please note: The item in the photos is the exact item being sold.

Label is stained from age as shown. Upper shoulder fill level. Some capsule cracks. Very good condition for its age.