The 1976 Yquem continues to go from strength to strength. Who can
ignore the awesome bouquet of spices, honeyed fruit, pineapples, bananas,
coconuts, and overripe melons? This full-bodied, viscous, luscious wine has been
absolutely delicious since bottling, given its relatively low acidity and
precocious personality. It is one of the few true great vintages of Yquem that
can actually be drunk with tremendous pleasure at such a young age. Eighty
percent of the harvest made it into the final wine.
Last tasted, 12/90.
(Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition #B1 Jan 1998 /
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