Drank in Bordeaux Incredible to try this bottle from the war years. Very dark brown but once opened the nose was definitely Yquem. Slight maderisation and it only lasted about 20 mins opened before fading. A real treat.
Had after dinner with Dennis, Amanda, Michael, Joan and Katherine at Artisan Bistro. A real treat to drink this wine made and bottled in Sauternes during WWII. It had been re-corked at Chateau Yquem ( known from the cork) at some point in time before I acquired it. Fill level was good at mid shoulder and the color was a medium gold - light brown, not dark brown....you could still see through the wine in a moderate light. A moderate sweetness was still there, well balanced with a perfect acidity level. A delicate fruit/botrytis nose. Some slight maderization in the taste but not at all offensive, actually quite appealing. Great complexity in the taste including most notably a powerful and most pleasant orange peel flavor, coupled with apricot and botrytis. A very small amount of light colored very fine sandy sediment in the last glass. Considering the longevity, still great quality, origins, pedigree and history associated with this wine, this capped off our evening with a highly memorable wine and history appreciation experience. Awesome!!!
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