The rare 1953 Yquem is one of the best vintages of this great wine that I have encountered, and is well worth seeking out. The '53 bursts from the glass with a stunning bouquet of caramelized tangerine, crème brûlée and hints of smoke and bitter kumquat. On the palate this wine is wide open, revealing layer upon layer of flavor and complexity, but showing no signs of fading or oxidation. The finish is virtuosic and lingering.
Was pleasantly surprised that this was still very drinkable and enjoyed by all. This was brought to our wine dinner by David. It had lost its golden hue and was a deep brown. The cork was removed very carefully and when poured provided a rich, sweet experieence that still showed off fruit. Its not every day a 1953 bottle is opened in our home and this was a treat even if it was not pure decadence.
Received as a birthday gift. Cork dropped right into the botle when I atempted to remove it. Nevetheless, I was optimistic something good would come of this! The wine tasted like it had turned to sherry and, indeed, its color was brown, and no longer golden. Still, for something that was 53 years old, it managed to still convey a little of its former self.
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