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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18-19 points

    (Chateau d'Yquem (Sauternes)) Residual sugar 141 g/l, alcohol 13.5%. Lovely fruit character on the nose, with a fruit salad character. Very composed, a very elegant presence here, fresh and creamed and lightly honeyed, more a textural suggestion rather than a flavour or aroma element. Very defined and fresh. The style on the palate is in the same keeping, fresh, yet textured and harmonious, and so very typical for Yquem. There is botrytis here, showing through both in terms of texture and flavour. What is most impressive is the integration of the components, the slightly liquorous botrytis texture, and the fresh floral overtones lying with the exotic and citrus fruit tinges. And with it there is a fine grip and lovely acidity, that grip showing very nicely in the end which is freshened by some lovely acidity as well. Brilliant.

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