White - Sweet/Dessert

1967 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 122

  • sdr Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 16, 2019 - 47CB and Friends (3030 Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida): Another splendid Yquem, this ‘67 found the “sweet” spot between the top heavy hyper-luscious and the lighter more delicate styles of some vintages. The pretty orange tint presages the medium full texture. Botrytis notes are subsumed in the tangerine and slightly spicy fruit. Sugar is high and the acids are just adequate for proper balance. It seemed to get richer and sweeter as it sat in the glass. Really, really good but short of sublime as this vintage can sometimes be.

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  • Poussin Likes this wine: 99 points

    January 11, 2019 - From a 375. Base-of-neck level. Label missing, but cork and capsule in good condition. Cork extracted smoothly in two pieces. The wine was deep amber in colour, somewhere between burnished gold and russet brown. The initial waft of aroma on opening was unmistakeably that of Yquem, with Seville orange marmalade, apricot sorbet and pineapple to the fore. Underlying these were beautiful age-imparted notes of butterscotch and treacle which I had not previously encountered in Yquem (prior to this the oldest vintage I had tasted was the 1981). The palate showed an admirably precise, lucid quality, with a wonderful sense of lightness and poise - acidity and sweetness coexisting in harmonious tension. The wine is clearly still evolving and well-kept bottles will continue to do so for some decades. This was a bucket list wine for me, so I’m thrilled and relieved to have gotten a good specimen.

  • tcosgriff Likes this wine: 100 points

    December 25, 2018 - Deep brown color with a wonderful intensity of bouquet and flavor, accentuated by lively acidity that really defined the wine and brought its apricot and mineral notes to the fore, but as always in Sauternes what dominates is the botrytis, so I simply do not agree with tasters who conjure up an endless list of flavors. Pleasantly sweet with very good balance and considerable depth. Very long finish. How fantastic for a wine to be so exceptional at the advanced age of 51 years, older than my daughter by twice, and in my cellar as long as she has lived. This is a wine to remember and I say this not being a great fan of dessert wines. Made a lovely end to our Christmas dinner.

  • Nanda wrote: 99 points

    December 14, 2018 - N. Rhones and other Treats (RPM Italian): What an amazing experience -- 50+ year-old d'Yquem from a quality vintage. Full, lifted and layered aromatics. Rich but so lively and ethereal on the palate. Mature fruit that is full of orange and honey notes. Powerful yet light as a feather. Long and intense. Wow.

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  • salil wrote: 100 points

    December 14, 2018 - HDH Dec auction trip/dinners at SKY and RPM Italian; 12/13/2018-12/15/2018: Unreal. The colour here is a brownish caramel and the texture is very viscous - and each sip has me going "holy shit." The complexity here is unreal - an array of fresh and dried fruits, caramel, orange marmalade, fresher zesty notes, and so much more - and the balance is incredible, with palate-staining sweetness but incredible acidity balancing it and giving it surprising lightness. Each sip haunts and lasts on the palate for ages, and this is one of the greatest wine experiences I've ever had.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, Sauternes’ Summers of Love- Great Vintages in 2007, 2005 and 2001 Amongst an Embarrassment of Riches in the Last Few Decades

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  • By John Kapon
    Happy Birthday Hans Jorg, 10/7/2008

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/13/2008 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Bipin's Thanksgiving, 1/21/2008

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/15/2008 (link) 98 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Beautiful medium dark orange color with red lights and pale meniscus; heavenly orange, caramel and creme brulee nose; tart orange, creme brulee, juicy, with great depth, apricot, dates, good acidity; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2003 (link) 99 points

    (Château d'Yquem) From half bottles - lovely peach, amber gold color. The nose was the beautiful apricot one expects, with hints of hazelnut. From these small bottles, the wine was drinking beautifully now; rich, concentrated and unctuous apricot and nutty ambrosia, with a super long finish.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1967
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château d'Yquem
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Code 000002017402

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  • In Cellars 1,122 (76%)
  • Consumed 345 (23%)

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