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Community Tasting Notes (299) Avg Score: 95.3 points

  • Medium to dark amber. Nose of perfumed apricot, honeycomb, stone, bruised apple. Complex, fresh layers of butterscotch, peach, apricot, and caramel cascading across the tongue. Sweet but not cloying, with exceptional delineation and detail. Long finish of white peach, vanilla, and steely apricot. A happy conclusion to a family birthday party.

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  • [Dinner at Salil's. Pop and pour.] Another great half bottle with Salil's fabulous Canelés de Bordeaux. See his note for more details.

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  • Another showstopper. I've had some variation with this wine, but this might have been the best showing I've ever had from it. A soft cork with a slightly odd smell had me worried for a second, but that worry dissipated once I poured the first glass. All the honey, orange marmalade, crème brulée, vanilla, and tropical fruited goodness of Sauternes in spades, and that luscious richness and power of Yquem. This isn't a light dessert wine and it's not trying to be one, it's showing off its power and intensity and botrytis, and it's absolutely spectacular. Just a perfect match with canelés de Bordeaux. I can't think of many wines that mirror the flavours of a dish as perfectly as Sauternes and canelés mirror each other.

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  • Still fresh and balanced with honey and butterscotch and white truffle. Perhaps a touch blousy. A fine wine but unlikely to improve in bottle.

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  • Tinned peaches and vanilla along with some honey and caramel. Sweet, but not overly so. Nice texture and a finish that is clean and invites another sip.

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  • By Neal Martin
    Unrivalled/ Unequalled: Yquem 1921–2019 (Apr 2022), 4/1/2022, (See more on Vinous...)

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    The Wines That Shaped My Life (Mar 2022), 3/1/2022, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 1998, IWC Issue #79, (See more on Vinous...)

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