Mini vertical of 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005. Honeyed pineapple, white flowers, very ripe stone fruit, tropical fruit notes, creamy oak, spices. On the palate outrageously delicious, mouth coating, creamy, spicy, succulent, fresh. The balance is totally impeccable and the finish is sensational. Lots of finesse and elegance rather than power and weight. Wonderful now but with a long long future. 98-100
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(Château d'Yquem (Sauternes)) Picked over four tries. Residual sugar 145 g/l, acidity 4 g/l, alcohol 13.5%. Wow - what an extravagant and super aromatic profile! This is just brimming over with pineapple, apricot, white peach and mango, drizzled with a little honey, but lifted with fresh vanilla pod and floral scents. There is a remarkable composition here, of blended tropical fruits, positively explosive with its fresh character. A supple start, with liquid peach and mango fruit characters, yet rich, dense and textured. A very fine structure, a tight frame to it, but with an undeniable powerful substance. Good vibrant acidity, with a very fresh core. Wonderful botrytis depth here, combined with the acidity of the vintage. Stunning wine.
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