Perfect level for age (very top shoulder), amber, lively colour, fresh, pungent an deep bouquet like sercial madeira (but not maderized). The taste was balanced with good acidity and an remaining sweetness. An extraordinary experience; as a sauternes, I maybe had to stop with 89 points, but as a complex wine with so much purity and balance I give 91 points. A very special Yquem that was perfect with fresh goat cheese and triple crème cheese. Thanks to Gert Jan and Fien who brought this bottle. The only thing I could do, was to serve them the '26 La Gaffelière Naudes.
This one had a darker colour than the 1925. a very delicate nose of crème brulee. Not very expressive, but still attractive. This wine is clearly fatter than the 1925 and there is some exciting combination of acidity and sweetness. Almonds, honey, nougat. Nice bitter finish.
Sandrine told that the harvest took place over 2 months in 1936
Y2 day in the Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands. (Yquem tasting) (De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands.): Amber colour, but more like cognac. Darker than 1925. Also here at first a slightly oxidised scent which disappears quickly. Dark sweet caramel present in the bouquet, like that of dates. A lot of sweetness. Full bodied wine with a high concentration. Very little soft bitterness and orange peel. Striking difference between 1925 and 1936 is that in 1925 acidity plays the major role and in the much darker 1936 it is the sweetness that rules. An overwhelming aftertaste. The wine is still developing in the mouth.
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