Legendary Château D'Yquem Tasting * 1893 - 1983 * (Old Swiss House, Lucerne, Switzerland): If I have to rate the top three d'Yquems of this outstaning tasting. The 1947 d'Yqeum would have taken 2nd place. This was an absolutely perfect bottle out of a cold celler where it rested undisturbed for many decades. The color was a clear light amber. Nose of Quenches, apricot and raisins. There was some richness to the wine but then after a few seconds it turned so elegant. Amazing! Flavors of malt, creme brulee and honey. All so well balanced...Drink now - 2030
Tasted February 15,2008 at Lake Louise Post Hotel Yquem tasting. Another favourite. This wine has 14.2% alcohol with 145 grams of sugar and a 4.5 acidity rating. With a deep brown colour and a mild bouquet, this very smooth wine had a ton of different fruits mixed into the taste. It was well balanced.
Edward Roberts Pre-Auction Tasting (Columbia Yacht Club): Perhaps the bottle I was most excited to try. Brownish gold color. Soft caramel note, but with an almost reductive edge? The palate had a bit of fruit at first, but that faded leaving an odd flavor that I could only describe as slightly burnt petrol. I overheard others raving about this, but I think they were tasting the label and not the wine.
ERI Auction and Tasting (Chicago, IL): The colour was a lovely warm dark butterscotch, the nose, to be honest, slightly muted, an echo of the ethereal splendour of less mature versions. Is it sacrilegious to even suggest that the wine was ever so slightly disappointing? Perhaps expectations are too high when confronted by legends. The colour foreshadows the caramel, mouth-filling taste, with off-setting acidity; but it fades quicker than one would like, and perhaps does not have as many layers as others.
Tasted at the Edward Roberts International wine auction in Chicago. I have never had a sauternes older than 5 or 6 years, so this was definitely a treat. The sweetness of the young yellow wines were gone and replaced by a deep amber smooth sensation. It had a bouquet of caramel and was very full, coating my whole mouth. I only wish I had the opportunity to try it again - one sip was not nearly enough !
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(Yquem) The 1947 Yquem is a great Yquem, but it suffered by being served after the TBA. Now repeat after me, I will never serve yquem after a TBA. I will never serve Yquem after a TBA. I will never serve Yquem after a TBA. Dorothy was ready to go, so I called for a cab, before two lovely ladies recognized me from CSI NY. You didn’t know
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