Yquem 2005 12 per case
Yquem 2005 12 per case
Yquem 2005 12 per case
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Yquem 2005 12 per case

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Color:

White

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Sauternes

1er Grand cru classe Sauternes

Notation

RP 97/100 JS 95/100 JR 16/20

Description

Notation RobertParker.com 95-97 / 100

"The 2016 Château d'Yquem was picked over four tries through the vineyard, commencing on 27 September and finishing on 4 November. The crucial pass through the vines took place between 18-22 October when over half the crop was picked. In fact, 75% of the crop was picked during the final two weeks of the harvest. It has 14.2% alcohol and a residual sugar level of 135 grams per liter, a pH of 3.80. A classic blend of 75% Sémillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc, it has a comparatively nuanced bouquet compared to Yquems that I have encountered at this stage. It opens gradually with light honeyed aromas, white flowers, apple blossom and just a touch of honeysuckle, although it does not possess the bravura personality of the astounding 2015. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, a subtle spice note leaving the mouth tingling. This is a fresh Yquem, tensile with moderate weight and delivering, perhaps belatedly, fine attack on the finish lined with subtle lemongrass notes. It will be interesting to plot the progress of this Yquem throughout its barrel maturation. This is an excellent Yquem no doubt, though I was missing that nerve, the labyrinthine complexity that can mark a top-tier Yquem even at this premature stage. I suspect that this will drink earlier than others, but age in a style only it knows."

"Château d'Yquem 2016 est un assemblage classique de 75% de Sémillon et 25% de Sauvignon Blanc, il a un bouquet relativement nuancé par rapport aux Yquems que j'ai rencontrés à ce stade. Il s'ouvre progressivement sur de légers arômes de miel, de fleurs blanches, de fleurs de pommier et une touche de chèvrefeuille (…). La bouche est mi-corsé avec un départ consistant, une note subtile d'épices laissant la bouche pétillante. C'est un Yquem frais, tendu, d'un poids modéré et livrant, peut-être tardivement, une belle attaque en finale sur des notes subtiles de citronnelle (…). C'est un excellent Yquem sans aucun doute (…). Je soupçonne que ce vin se boira plus tôt que les autres, mais il vieillit dans un style qu'il est le seul à connaître."

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