Mature, still fruity with clear botrytis, saffron, apricot, honey, chocolate-milk, all very integrated! Taste is full bodied, of course very sweet, but also elegant, long and quite fresh. Great stuff, a real treat!!
Man this was good, perhaps the best 1980 Sauternes I have had. Complex aromatics of honey, lavender, dried apricots, vanilla and coconut. It was fresh in the mouth with a nice level of sweetness. Acidity has all but folded into the wine and it is full and round, enveloping the mouth with its sweet nectar. The finish is fresh and length outstanding.
Didn't get to really sit with this wine and appreciate it at the level it deserved since the end of the auction was the location of many of the lots that we were most interested in. It's still very nice though - D'Yquem creates these powerful wines that somehow don't overpower. Read that they get only 1 glass per vine which is amazing to me. Very much enjoyed. Good honeysuckle. A bit more creaminess given it's age. Suspect this could keep going, but I appreciated drinking at this stage.
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(Château d'Yquem) Medium golden color; very botrytised, tarte tatin, apple pie filling nose; rich, botrytis, confectioner's sugar, baked apple, apricot, baked apricot palate with lowish acidity; long finish 91+ points