1975 Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes [RP-99pts]


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Ratings & Tasting Notes:

99 points Wine Advocate

Deep gold in color, the 1975 d’Yquem gives up initial notes of cashew butter, manuka honey, dried apricots, musk perfume and fallen leaves over a core of spice cake, applesauce, fungi and lemongrass. The palate is laden with bright, vibrant stone fruit and preserved citrus fruit flavors, laced with honey-nut accents and finishing provocatively earthy. While intense and hedonically satisfying, this beguiling vintage has so many nuances emerging as it unfurls, it stops you in your tracks. Make sure it is the very last wine of the evening, because once you taste this, everything else will pale into insignificance. Although this wine is currently well within its ideal drinking window, there’s certainly no rush to drink well-preserved bottles. (LPB)  (8/2019)

98 points Vinous

The 1975 Yquem vies with the 1976 for supremacy. It was picked over three tries and finished not until 17 November, a small crop of rich berries. At 45-years of age it has lost none of its potency. It bursts from the glass with quince, Tokaji Azsú, Clementines and a hint of stem ginger, all beautifully defined. The palate is nicely-balanced with a fine bead of acidity cutting a swathe through the layers of botrytised fruit. Light saffron and white mushroom notes intermingle with chamomile towards the finish that fans out beautifully. This remains a magnificent Yquem. Tasted at La Trompette in London. (NM)  (4/2022)

96 points Decanter

Noted as a standout at the time of harvest, and still holding up incredibly well. This beautiful wine remains rich, luscious and truly of excellent quality. Tiny yields of perhaps 8hl/h, it is displaying notes of orange peel, orange rind, caramel, white truffle, with a dry finish. This is silky smooth and utterly gorgeous, with clear spiciness underpinning the fruit, and a wonderful lift of acidity. This can easily last another few decades, and offers huge pleasure (and has done on several occasions when I have tasted it, suggested consistency). (JA)  (10/2015)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored in a climate controlled cellar.


Some label tears as shown. Excellent color & clarity.

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