White - Sweet/Dessert

1989 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 222

  • englishman's claret wrote: 92 points

    February 9, 2020 - Nothing objectionable, just a bit disappointing from half bottle. The details are a little smudged for Yquem.

  • Sepsis wrote: 98 points

    January 13, 2020 - Wow. One of the best Yquem I ever had. From half bottle. Perfect now and the next xx years.

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve Dinner and Enjoyed 1966, 1981, 1996, and 1989 Bordeaux (Flemings, Walnut Creek, Ca.): For Dessert-paired by itself, I opened a 375ml bottle, nose of honeysuckle, caramel, pear, lemon, lime, melon, slate, and honeycomb, same on the palate, big body, rich fruit, lovely fruit, balanced sweetness and fruit, terrific, mouth filling fruit, needs no accompaniment, long, long, lovely finish and aftertaste. Uploaded photo.

  • PinotPaul Likes this wine: 100 points

    December 25, 2019 - Amazing. Not sure how it could be any better.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jkvedar Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 23, 2019 - Ginger, caramel, apricot, honey on the nose. Beautiful on the palate. Long finish.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/13/2018 (link)

    (Ch d'Yquem Sauternes White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 1998, IWC Issue #79 (link)

    (Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/27/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Light orange color with ruby lights and 1 millimeter clear meniscus; creme brulee, tarte tatin, baked apple nose; youthful, unctuous, rich, baked apple, tarte tatin, poached pear, baked apricot palate; long finish 92+ points (lacking the acidity and complexity of the greatest Yquems)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2004 (link) 96 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Apple, apple brandy, hazelnut nose; coconut, hazelnut, creme brulee palate, very youthful yet; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • 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 721713141025

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 32 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,781 (78%)
  • Consumed 1,555 (21%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Blue cheese, Cakes, Chocolate, Desserts, Foie gras

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