My first Ch. D’Yquem. Drank it on New Year’s eve 2014-15 and three nights later. Color was golden/amber. Scents of apricot, pinapple, cloud berry. The texture was oily, round, silky and smooth. Its taste was powerful and concentrated ..like liquid cloud berry. On opening the bottle might have more distinct alcohol to it. The wine seemed more balanced and smooth a few nights later (having vacuumed pumped the bottle). My family had had this bottle for probably 25 years and the time had come. The anticipation and expectation was met with this beautiful experience. I have no references - and given that this was not a great vintage I will be curious to taste a better vintage. Although, I do believe that the ‘first experience’ of something great holds extra appreciation.
A private dinner at a friend's (Amsterdam): Lovely golden colour with a hint of orange; classic Yquem profile on the nose, oak and lanolin, hint of honey; fresh and lively on the palate rather than powerful or honeyed, good weight, not very sweet, noticeable bitters; good but not great flavour persistence. Not a great Yquem but a very attractive style - for me at least. Wonderful surprise from this difficult vintage.
Golden color with aromas of wet straw, honey, apricot and butter. In the mouth the flavor builds into a perfect blend of velvet and flavors of honeydew, and toasted vanilla. The flavor lingers wonderfully. What a treat!
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