This is a perfect wine in every way. Light and airy on the palate while demonstrating deeply pitched flavors of honey, coconut, and tropical fruit. Still showing incredible youth with many, many, great years of drinking ahead.
Light gold. Nose was shy compared to previously. But with swirling and time all glories awoke. Flowers, apricots, caramel, honey. Taste never quit and overwhelmed the mouth, in a good way. Stopped conversation. Wow.
An Amazing Birthday Meal (San Francisco): Half bottle. Deep yellow. Relatively primary aromatics of creme brûlée and pineapple. Lighter weight. Young, relatively reticent and straightforward. Try as I might, I could not find a lot of excitement in this legendary vintage of Yquem. It was proper and perfectly fine but clearly outshone by the Fargues.
Color ambarino con tonalidad yodada bien brillante y cristalina y ribete acerado ligeramente amarillo. Notable intensidad en nariz con una elegancia desbordante de aromas de fruta blanca bien madura, orejones, pan de higos secos, miel de naranjo, bizcocho cremoso con un toque de nata y avellanas ralladas, una delicia en nariz con una complejidad real. En boca es otro mundo con una gran cremosidad y un toque de naranja amarga que le confiere textura, cuerpo y frescura, excelente acidez, elegante y sedoso, equilibrado, elegante, inmenso volumen y con una amplitud que llena toda la boca y no deja indiferente, magnífica persistencia. Final bien largo, postgusto de miel y naranja amarga y retronasal
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(d’Yquem) Even though I am not a big drinker of sweet wines, it was hard not to notice the greatness of the 2001 Yquem. This was so rich, so oily, so special, with coconut and cocoa butter and an exotic passionfruit, peach and apricot three-way unfolding dramatically in front of me. So creamy, so incredible, it was much more than just so so.
(Château d'Yquem) From 375 - bright canary yellow color; big, tropical fruit, orange cream, coconut, lemon and creamy lime nose; rich, delicious, ripe lemon, lime and orange cream palate; long finish 96+ pts. (drinking remarkably well now, but with so much potential for additional complexity)
(Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) For young Yquem this is a remarkably obvious, open and expressive wine, showing plenty of character on the nose, with an appreciable depth of botrytis too. Rather dense and concentrated on the palate, with great depth, yet this is clearly a tightly coiled wine that will need a long time to show its true and full potential. Nevertheless, at present it offers up plenty of barley sugar and floral sweetness framed by a fine acidity. The palate gradually unfolds with time, fanning out, with a reserved elegance that belies a wonderfully balanced structure. This has great finesse, and will undoubtedly age beautifully; its future will be measured in aeons of cellar time rather than mere years. Outstanding.
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