Lovely wine. Fresh, sweet, good acidity, long finish that never ended. Amazing wine. Had next to the '98 and it was amazing how they compared. The '98 showed more freshness but the pedigree was there in both.
Opened 30 minutes before serving. Cork very much intact. Colour had turned to dark amber. For a 66 year old wine, the taste was really fresh and tasted sweet without being overpowering with a hint of tartness and all the goodness one would expect from a d'Yquem. Bucketlist experience
HDH auction tasting at Tru (Chicago, IL): This one was a seeper. Dark amber. Initially, I was really taken aback by the maderized nose. However, the attack was definitely awry, but the midpalate and finish was classic d'Yquem. Definitely nowhere as fresh as the previous bottle I had at the Significant Cellar tasting, but with time this opened up to be very opulent. Classic d'Yquem flavours of marmalade. Lively acidity tempered with coconut notes and some rich caramel. Finishes very long.
Flickinger "Significant Cellar" Tasting (Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Absolutely sensational in every dimensional. Slightly fresh and vibrant but with depth, intensity and a honeyed character with incredible balance and length. Everybody I spoke with thought this one of the 2 best wines today.
"A Significant Cellar" tasting at Flickinger (Chicago, IL): The nose: botrytis, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and much more... completely unreal. A palate that matches the promise of the nose with immense complexity everywhere. Incredibly sweet but focused. One of the few wines in my life that have made me need to sit down.
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