Chateau d’Yquem 1997 and 1998 – Sauternes

Chateau d'Yquem 1997 and 1998

Chateau d’Yquem – Exceptional First Growth Sauternes

1997 and 1998: What a pair of great wines! Both have the magic Yquem touch of grace and elegance in the concentration and sweetness. But what a completely different pair too! The 97 all rich and roasted, the 98 so much more delicate and finer. I would hate to have to score these wines. Both are as excellent as each other. Maybe it’s a question of drinking occasions: the 97 with cheeses or desserts, the 98 earlier in the meal, or before it?

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