White - Sweet/Dessert

1967 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
Drink between 1992 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 126

  • aagrawal wrote: 100 points

    December 8, 2019 - Birthday Dinner (Home, Millbrae): From 375ml. Color excellent for its age but cork slightly depressed. Orange-copper colored, like lightly used motor oil; high intensity aromatics with cognac, walnut, nutty, caramel, toffee, nutmeg, apricot preserves; palate is rich, full bodied, dense but also elegant with high acidity, great freshness, some tertiary fruit, intense orange citrus acidity, actually a bit of tannin which is highly unusual, toffee, caramel, just wonderful complex flavor, length throughout the palate is spectacular; finish is long, long, endless. It is unique, and I've had over 500 sauternes over the past 10 years. Enjoyable, wonderful, and it lives up to its billing. 100
    Day 2: Impressively, this is just as good as yesterday. It's the same in both quality and character from yesterday... the same notes on the nose and palate, and the same balance and length. No notable oxidation from yesterday. Just incredible richness, density, and depth with absolute mouthwatering acidity throughout so it feels weightless. Perfection, and at maturity but will likely last another 50-100 years.

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  • Richard P Howden Likes this wine: 99 points

    December 8, 2019 - Elixir of the gods level. Deep gold. Stunning nose of toffee, honey, pear, caramel. Surprisingly lithe palate - dense, intense and rich but also light on its feet. Sweetness is still there - youthful! - but not over sweet. Superb balance throughout. Long long finish, mouthwatering acid. A unique experience. Holding out on the last point due to my own inexperience of wine’s of this age.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 97 points

    August 15, 2019 - The nose kills with its intoxicating blend of honeyed apricot, marshmallow, creme de caramel, orange, butterscotch, stone, smoke candied orange, vanilla, cocoa and floral notes. Rich and full on the palate, everything here is perfectly balanced between sweet, orange and yellow honeyed fruits and a jolt of acidity. At 52 years of age, this is just now entering its stride and is only going to get better from here!

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  • dream Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 1, 2019 - This bottle was darker in color than the one I enjoyed late last year and perhaps lacked the same intensity but it still showed great flavors of sweet molasses, dark spices and grilled nuts. Medium-sweet and so layered and silky with a deep core of Yquem minerals and just great complexity on the finish. A wine that makes me think of a dark, ancient forest in the middle ages...

  • 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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  • 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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Vintage Tastings

  • 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 Codes 000002017402, 000004404712

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,154 (75%)
  • Consumed 377 (25%)

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