1982 d'Yquem

- 750 ml
92
RP
Availability: Available Soon
$515.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
28544-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

1982 is a very forward style of d'Yquem, plump, succulent, with honeyed pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, exhibiting some, but not a great deal of botrytis. In the mouth, it is massive, thick, and almost as impressive as the 1983...a great d'Yquem that has been somewhat overlooked...

Robert Parker | 92 RP

Sokolin 1982 d'Yquem Tasting Notes:

The royal breadth of Yquem proudly presents another outstanding wine from its golden range. Enticing, fragrant and sensationally sweet, you'd never tell this could have been the wine's off year. If we were talking about a Bordeaux, a solid vintage wouldn't have been surprising, but a Sauternes, and one as magnificent as this? It's a stunt that would make Dionysus proud. The 1982 comes out in a plush attack of honey, marmalade and rosewater to ease you in, but already wins you over instead. A deliberate pause is made for a tasteful bit of dramatic flair as you approach the citrus garden in its full glory, zesty and tart and flashy with apricot and pineapple undertones and not the other way around, yet so quintessentially Yquem. The purely cheerful and at ease feeling of everything falling into place, a perfectly romanticised day manifesting into the wake and its own miniature eternity.

This masterpiece tells a story of virtue, overcoming against all odds. Let yourself be blessed by its presence while the tight window of opportunity is still open for it. The wine is any collectioner's dream and will be gone in a wink.
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Vintage 1982
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer d'Yquem: When a winery is considered by many to be the single best in its region, you know you're dealing with a titan. Chateau d'Yquem is a hugely influential and reputable winery located in the Sauternes sub-region, and their wines could make even Dionysus swell up in envy. There is not a single wine lover in the world we wouldn't recommend these wines to, and the reason becomes obvious as soon as you sip the godly nectar. The flavor profile is as beautiful as it is complex and precise, its sweetness latches onto you. The candied apricots, the aromatic flowers, the vanilla; it's hard to focus on one amazing flavor when everything mixes perfectly. Every wine fanatic keeps Chateau d'Yquem near the top of their priority list at all times. These wines' consistency creates a quality that's unbelievable.
Rating 92 RP
Region Sauternes: The white wines of Bordeaux are sometimes sadly looked over, as the region is primarily known for their almost absurdly powerful and delicious reds. However, if you like a refreshing, sweet treat on a late summer evening or you wish to complete your journey through Bordeaux's finest wines, you should not skip a Sauternes bottle or two. Made from a carefully balanced mixture of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varietals, this wine boasts an almost supernatural sweetness. This sugary nature can be attributed to the presence of noble rot that can cause the grapes to visually resemble raisins in a way. We would completely understand if a single taste of fine Sauternes brought visible tears of joy to your eyes, as the flavor is just that magnificent. As you swirl the liquid gold in your mouth, an orchestral performance echoes on, with a grounding double bass of honey and the sharpness and acidity of a passionate violin solo. Notes of peach, apricot and nut punctuate the experience, sending you sky-high with inspiration and pure, emotional bliss. Let us open the door to a whole new world together.
Type of Wine Dessert White: In the minds of many wine lovers, no food pairing matches the appeal of a dessert and an appropriate dessert wine. For those of us with a pronounced sweet tooth, dessert whites come in many shapes, sizes, and, most importantly, varietals. Whether you're dealing with an Austrian Pinot Blanc or a sweet German Riesling, it's hard to resist for long.
OWC No
Varietal Sauternes Blend: Made from a carefully balanced mixture of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varietals, the Sauternes blends boasts an almost supernatural sweetness. This sugary nature can be attributed to the presence of noble rot that can cause the grapes to visually resemble raisins in a way.
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