Wine tasting note: 1989 Yquem Sauternes

1989 Yquem Sauternes

17th Nov 1997 GBP129 Bordeaux Dessert White

The second time I've tasted the 1989 - it's come a long way in the past year...
A deep, bright molten gold wine with layers and layers of marmalade, spice and orangey botrytis aromas and flavours.
A well judged dod of new oak and excellent acidity keep it in perfect balance and linger on the extremely long finish.
This was a joy to drink but probably a criminal waste of a wine that will develop over the next 3 to 4 decades and beyond.
Wines just don't get much better than this.

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