Chateau d'Yquem Masterclass (Amber, Hong Kong): Light amber, slightly cloudy. Oxidised with caramel and marmalade on the nose and palate. Medium sweetness (astonishing on all of them how subdued the sugars are after all this time). Medium acidity.
Couldn't agree more with SuitePhoto. Felt privilaged to taste this bottle. Never had a D'Yquem before this, so didn't know what to expect. Was impressed with how crisp and fruity it was. I was surprised to hear that 1931 wasn't a good year.
From 375 with a mid-shoulder fill. Nose is all dried apricots and cinnamon w/ a touch of maderization. Palate is almost completely dry - more apricots, minerals, baker's spice and still enough tart acidity to keep everything together with medium length finish. Not earthshattering, apparently '31 wasn't a great year, but a privilege none the less!
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