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Author: Jancis Robinson
Very pale straw gold. Very thick, grainy texture like orangey buttery sauce, the sort of thing you'd serve with crêpes suzette. RS 130g/l, TA 4 g/l [ie 6.1 g/l as tartaric]. Nice delicacy too. Very long indeed though not really ready.
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Author: Neal Martin
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2005 Chateau d'Yquem is similar to the 2006 in that it deserves aeration. The bouquet is well-defined, although there is clearly some new oak that will need another two or three years to fully integrate. The aromatics seem to show a little more botrytis than the 2006, richer and headier. The palate is unctuous on the entry, beautifully balanced and lacquers the mouth in pure honeyed fruit interlaced with white pepper, quince jus and nectarine. Comparing the two, the 2006 has a little more tension and race, although the 2005 has a touch more persistency. The 2006 may well turn out to be the better of the two vintages in the long run (hence the plus sign), although the 1995 is a Yquem with panache to spare. Drink now-2040. Tasted March 2014.
Author: James Molesworth
Issue: Web Only - 2012
This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes.
Tasted On: 04/04/2008
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Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/27/2009
Drink Dates: 2020-2050
Yellow, light colour. Nose is medium strong even at this age, honey and lighter fruit plus some white flowers. It has urprisingly fresh with good balance of sweetness and acidity! Medium body, some white blossom followed by light dried fruit. Long aftertaste with some aromatic champignon flavour. Brilliant with great potential, one to have in any serious Sauternes / Barsac cellar.
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