C: limp, med, dourado, lagrimas. N: limp, medio+, damasco, avelã, pessego, cha verde, jasmin. Em evolução. P: doce, acidez media, corpo medio, final longo, intensidade de sabor media, damasco, melaço e bom peso de boca. 10. Excelente estilo sem muita botrytis pode ate ser sefido facilmente como um apertiff.
One of the world's premier wines, it never could have lived up to my expectations. It was a deep golden color, with strong honey flavors that lingered for a long time. Clearly the best Sauternes I have ever had...
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(Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) A devastating Spring frost. Hot summer. Some rain at harvest. A mid-gold, like the 1994. Some plain deterioration in condition here. A certain hint of Madeirisation on the nose, it adds interest, I suppose. Sweet, very light, disjointed. A dry hollowness comes through on the midpalate and finish. Definite salty, fishy notes too. This is on the way downhill for sure; possibly a weak cork has done for this bottle, but in the context of the vintage I do wonder whether this might be a global problem.
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