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Specifications

Colour:

Sweet

Producer:

Château d'Yquem

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Sauternes

Château d'Yquem, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes, Presentation Case (2011 & 2013), NV

2x75cl £470.00

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Tasting Note:

‘The 2011 seems to be a close cousin of the 2001 and possibly 1988. Light gold, restrained but very pure, noble and intense bouquet of honeysuckle, caramelized apricot, white peach with a subtle hint of toasty oak. It builds slowly but beautifully to a full-bodied wine and long finish. This vintage is about restraint and perfect balance despite the 144 grams of residual sugar. Some vintages are more exuberant or flamboyant-2011 is racy and compelling. Of course these wines can be drunk young, but expect the 2011 to age for 50 -75+ years in a good cellar. 97/100’ - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, September 2013

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