4th of 24 - golden nectar, seemed tighter and more focussed than last bottle which is good news, though the 88 still has the edge, must re-try the 90 which on last showing was almost too unctuous and broad. Very fine plus (19/20).
I love dessert wines and this is among the best of the best. Beautiful apricot, honeysuckle, and a slight orange peel explode onto the palate. Perfectly balanced and not syrupy. This wine was bright and lively and had a sense of purity that made it thoroughly enjoyable with a custard fruit tart. smooth with a long finish.............
Our St. Valentine's Day 1974 Montelena Dinner (Our Home): From 375ml bottle, this is medium to dark amber color, showing its age but not more than you'd expect. Wonderful nose of apricots, pear and butterscotch. Unctuous mouth feel, rich yet lively with plenty acidity for a long life yet to come. Flavors reflected the nose and it was lovely with fruit tart and soft cheese (the exact type I forget as all the wine is getting in the way of my memory of the name). Thanks again to "Rudy" for bringing the always "on point" cheeses.
Söta mogna aprikoser, tropisk frukt, honung, rostade nötter och underbara saffranstoner. Fin syra som väger upp sötman, fin textur och känsla i munnen, balanserat och fint och en lite fina toner av bittermandel i avslutet.
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(Château d'Yquem) Light orange color with ruby lights and 1 millimeter clear meniscus; creme brulee, tarte tatin, baked apple nose; youthful, unctuous, rich, baked apple, tarte tatin, poached pear, baked apricot palate; long finish 92+ points (lacking the acidity and complexity of the greatest Yquems)