The 1969 Chateau d’Yquem was quite a bit drier than the ’71 but still in good nick. It had aromas of honey, apricot and citrus rind. It was nicely detailed in the mouth with plenty of citrus, honey and lavender and finished with refreshing crispness.
There is always a high level of star gazing when a bottle of old Yquem shows up. Even an ok bottle like this makes you feel a million bucks. Dark caramel in colour. Apricots on the nose, sweet glycerin. On the palate it is well evolved full of ripe fruit, botrytis and although it is low in vitality it still makes for a superb experience. We can not be unbiased to the star gazing here but this is a good 94 maybe more or we are just star crossed 15 year old girls at a justin Bieber concert. Will not dissapoint.
Dark yellow. Elegant bouquet with a lot of acidity, pineapple and caramel. Mature taste with a lot of not completely ripe pineapple marmalade and a lot of acidity. Nevertheless surprisingly fresh and a great wine, although for d’Yquem a little disappointing.
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