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1989 Château d'Yquem, 375ml

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Lightly depressed cork

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


97Robert M. Parker Jr.

...large-scaled, massively rich, unctuously-textured wine that should evolve effortlessly for a half century or more...

97Wine Spectator

Very classy and beautiful, packed with botrityzed flavors. Marvelous blend of vanilla, cream, tobacco-box notes, with a lot of oak on it for now but also loads of pure, clean and elegant fruit.

97Stephen Tanzer

...aromas of honey, creme caramel, smoke and earth; essence of semillon. Rich, large-scaled and powerful; really expands in the mouth. Lovely harmonious acidity and bright notes of orange peel and minerals...

19Jancis Robinson

Deep rich tawny – waxy nose. Very very big and rewarding with good life. A kick in the heels. Very long and splendid – really enormous in every way – much bigger and rounder and deeper than the 1990. Very long. A monument

****/*Michael Broadbent

...High-toned, honey, peaches, apricots; very rich, full-bodied, complete, quite a bite to it and extended flavour...


France, Bordeaux, Sauternes

Sauternes makes the world’s most famous dessert wines. Though the appellation lies within the Graves region of Bordeaux’s left bank, the appellation makes only sweet wines from white grapes, primarily Semillon sometimes blended with small amounts of Muscadelle. The five communes within Sauternes are Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes. Barsac also has its own appellation and, typically, Barsac wines are slightly drier and lighter than other Sauternes. Sauternes are made when weather conditions result in a mold called Botrytis cinerea developing on the grapes, which causes them to become especially sweet. Sauternes are not produced every vintage, so successful vintages become especially collectible. Sauternes estates were classified in 1855, and Château d’Yquem, the appellation’s most prestigious estate, was ranked in a class by itself as a Premier Grand Cru. Château d’Yquem wines are among the most prized wines in the world.