Unbelievable. Wonderful. For me at his top but will live at least 20 years more. 99+. For my friend Thomas (his gift, vintage 1975) clearly 100 points. For him better than 1967, for me not.
Creme brulee, dried apricots, honey, figs, dates, vanilla, cream, spices, orange zest, lime cest, ripe mango, Hawaiin pineapple (because for me the best), the fresh young acidity makes this wine a milestone, would like to drink it again in 10 years, perfect bottle, not decanted, but it could be for 2 or 3 hours,gets better and better with time
Just got to spend a second with this, and this is definitely one of the wines that I wish I could have sat with for a while (along with the 90 Rousseau and the 91 Monte Bello.) The nose was mature and powerful - creme brulee, honey, baking spices, florals - honeysuckle, paraffin, minerals. On the palate this is huge and rich, yet so focused and driven - brulee, spices and honeysuckle. Just staggering. 18/20.
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(Château d'Yquem) Light medium orange color with red light and clear meniscus; nice orange, light apricot, orange marmalade and tart green fruit nose, with possible light touch of TCA; tasty, youthful, tart lime marmalade, lime, tart apricot palate with poise and medium high acidity; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
(Château d'Yquem) From 375 ml - dark apricot yellow color with canary yellow lights; nice coconut, almond and lemon tart nose; rich, poised, focused citrus, coconut, baked clementine and mineral palate with good acidity; long finish 93+ pts. (needs 8-10 more years)