Reviews 95 points Wine Advocate "Medium gold colored, the 1997 d'Yquem rolls effortlessly out of the glass with super spicy gingersnap, coriander seed, cinnamon stick and cloves scents over a core of toffee, preserved kumquats, praline, lemon curd and creme brulee. Silken textured, rich, opulent and stacked with flavor layers, it has an understated, beautifully knit backbone of freshness and a very long toasted-nut finish. (LP)" Vinous "Mid gold. Dried citrus with more than a touch of volatility giving an almost vinegary aspect to the nose. Much better clarity on the palate with burnt sugar on the finish. Even so, it's not the freshest daisy compared with other Yquem vintages. (RH)"