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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 96.4 points

  • Vilken helt underbar ung Sauternes!
    En doft med aprikoser, persika, citrus, apelsin, honung, vanilj, blommor och botrytis. I smaken en helt otrolig frukt med både persika, päron, citrus och lite apelsin, ren fin syra. Väldigt fin textur och en helt otroligt lång eftersmak som bara fortsätter i evigheter. Satan va gott det är med bra Sauternes. I doften hittar jag ingen saffran men i eftersmaken är där en väldigt fin smak av saffran.

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  • Blown away. There's an interesting hint of something both on the nose and palate that I thought of as car exhaust. I adore these automotive-inclined dessert wines though!

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  • Wine Dinner; 10/24/2014-10/26/2014 (Bella Trattoria, San Francisco): From a half. Orange, citrus, grapefruit, kumquat, complex, intense; palate is full bodied, rich, but fresh, tropical fruit, apricot, incredibly young; finish is long. Very difficult to assess, but has all the components and is very nice. 93++
    On retaste 30 min later, the nose had developed substantial spiciness and great botrytis.
    Day 6: Light yellow-golden color; incredible freshness with citrus fruit, grapefruit, some vanilla; palate is full bodied, has great lightness but also fabulous density of fruit, explosive flavors, still citrus fruit; finish is long. This is a fabulous sauternes, but is it many times better than other top chateaux? Not right now, but maybe someday. Try another half in two decades. Still 93++
    Update: Every once in a while, I'll sniff this wine and the nose will just be haunting, just a wonderful combination of spice, fruit, and depth. I'm really curious about how this turns out... it could be superb, but it's just really difficult to tell. Maybe some glimpses of brilliance... 93-97++
    Day 7: Similar in style to above notes, but this keeps generating more and more complexity over time. Almost a floral and honeysuckle component to the nose now, but still plenty of fresh fruit. Palate is youthful but has impeccable balance, maybe even becoming slightly richer than when first opened (very promising, as that was the biggest style shift from more aged yquem). 94-97++ today.

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  • Half bottle. Light yellow. Citrus (orange) more than tropical fruit. Fairly big wine, some botrytis, almond paste, good length, well balanced but lacking just a tad of intensity.

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  • Hard to believe that you can make a more delicious sweet wine. This is just fantastic. Maybe less structured than the incredible 2001, but the fruit is to die for.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2012, (See more on Winedoctor...) 19-20 points

    (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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