d'Yquem 1976 is a wine of legendary stature, a true testament to its exceptional vintage. Its color is a resplendent golden hue that captures the essence of time and craftsmanship. The nose is an enchanting bouquet of aromas, where the rich scent of honeyed apricots gracefully mingles with hints of tropical fruits, candied citrus, and delicate floral notes. This aromatic symphony is a prelude to the extraordinary journey that awaits. On the palate, this wine is a revelation, showcasing a luxurious and velvety texture that caresses the senses. The taste is a harmonious blend of luscious honeyed sweetness, balanced by a vibrant acidity that imparts both freshness and structure. As the tasting experience unfolds, the finish is an enduring testament to its elegance, leaving behind a lingering impression of unparalleled grace and opulence. d'Yquem 1976 is a wine that transcends time, a masterpiece that speaks to the heart of Sauternes and the artistry of its terroir.
Robert Parker - 96 Points
Antonio Galloni - 95 Points
"The 1976 Yquem was picked over 22 days until 13 October over just two tries through the vines. Tasted here alongside the 1975, I feel that it is now just lagging a couple of steps behind. The nose offers lovely barley sugar, dried pineapple and saffron scents, as noted before, just a hint of caffé latte, here mixed with white mushroom. The palate is well balanced and displays fine concentration, orange rind and mango notes to the fore and still with that welcome tang of Seville orange marmalade on the finish. Quite saline. Wonderful. Tasted at La Trompette in London."