6 Bottle Case

 

Drink Date: 2012 - 2060

 

Rating: 95 Points

Chateau d'Yquem 1996 375cl - 12 Bottle Case

£1,482.72Price
  • Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.

     

    Reviewed by

     Robert M. Parker, Jr.

  • Available for in bond delivery.