In a wonderful line-up of wines this more than held it's own. I am still somewhat in awe of how D'Yquem can make the wine they make - I can still taste the finish on this a day later. The wine just lives with you. It's hard to believe this is a 30 year old wine - still quite light on its feet. Excellent ending to an excellent evening.
Youthful light golden appearance, especially next to the 1983. Enticing apricot and sweet peach nose, remarkably precise fruit with just a hint of honey after 45 mins or so. Fabulous texture, almost weightless intensity. This 375 certainly has the necessary acidity to carry the wines sweet lingering finish. Still quite young with a promising future
8th of 12 and drunk over a week - mid gold; complex, classy bouquet, honeyed tropical fruit, mango and pineapple with a touch of barleysugar, thankfully without the whiff of sulphur which spoiled some bottles 8-4 years ago; full, round, luscious and oh so long, developing nicely, if not quite up with the golden trio at the end of the eighties. Very fine (18.5/20).
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(Château d'Yquem) Light medium apricot orange color; lime, quince and green tangerine nose; tart, orange, orange honey, lime, marmalade, green apple and tart peach palate, young with good acidity; long finish 93+ pts.
(Château d'Yquem) Dark golden color; sugary, honey, coconut and pineapple nose; youthful and solid palate of tart apricot, pineapple, tart peach, with honey, minerality, good acidity and good depth; long finish 95+ pts.