Retail $250/375ml. How do you describe an Yquem? This is the fourth Yquem that a dear friend has brought by, but the first note I have written. I dare not describe the wine for I am simply not worthy. Let me just say that I could sniff an ounce of this wine for the rest of my life. It is like seeing the Tour de France in person for the first time: You can try to describe it but your efforts are futile–the only way to understand is by going there yourself. Tasting it? I imagine it must be like racing in the Tour de France. But I have no idea. I’ve never raced in the Tour. One of the Best Wines I’ve Ever Had. 96-98 Points.
Deep golden; wow rich, noble, caramel, butterscotch, apricot, honey, spicy botrytis and pineapple, I liked the bass to this which commanded your attention; deep and flavorful on the palate wide and deep still with great acid, honeyed and rich pastry though not yet getting into any nutty notes; really great stuff, potent too, the 1 oz pour was the perfect amount for the unbelievable piece of fois that went with it so amazingly, 97 point pairing.
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