White - Sweet/Dessert

1967 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes

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Community Tasting Note

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    August 25, 2015 - It's always sad when great wines don't deliver, especially when the exalted bottle is pricey as well. I've had great bottles of 1967 d'Yquem before, but not this time. The color was that beautiful, orange, amber, copper hue. The nose, with its butterscotch, creme brulee, orange and sweet aromas seemed more subdued than exuberant. On the palate is where this bottle fell short. While there was good concentration of flavor, this bottle lacked the length and vigor the wine can produce. It's important to always keep in mind with old bottles, each is a unique tasting experience, some are going to be better, while others will be worse the for wear. The no great wines, only great bottles comment works perfectly here.

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  • JonnyG commented:

    8/25/15, 11:46 AM - Very helpful, sir, as with virtually all of your notes, but I humbly alert you to the two key parts of the last sentence being inverted if I am not mistaken. Thanks so much for the hard work. Cheers

  • Jeff Leve commented:

    8/25/15, 12:08 PM - Thanks for the nice words and catch. The last sentence has been corrected.

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