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Chateau d`Yquem 2006, 750mL (WA96-98+, ST95) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Chateau d`Yquem

750mL

Vintage: 2006
Region: France--Bordeaux--Dessert
Appellation: Sauternes/Barsac
Condition: bsl

WA96-98+, ST95
Rated 96-98+ points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `While no surprise here, this wine, which will be bottled in 2009, is certainly this estate`s greatest effort since their 2001. It completely outclasses everything from the appellation, but even when you`re number one, that`s often hard to do. This light gold wine offers up a sensational smorgasbord of aromas including huge honeyed pineapple and other caramelized tropical fruit flavors, massive richness, and a viscous, unctuous texture with the oak beautifully integrated. The wine has enough acidity to buttress its full-bodied mouthfeel, but this is not by any means the sweetest or most alcoholic of the d`Yquems I have tasted. In fact, in the range of d`Yquems, this is a powerful wine, but it is one built more on finesse and elegance, a la the 1988. Nevertheless, this wine will prove to have 50+ years of longevity. The finish, the mid-palate, the sensation of looking at a skyscraper of Semillon with a small dosage of Sauvignon, is impressive. Like all of the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes, one can drink this young, but the nuances and complexities really don`t emerge for at least a decade, especially in the case of a wine such as this. Bravo!--Tasting Note by Robert Parker--


$385.00

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Chateau d`Yquem

750mL

Vintage: 2006
Region: France--Bordeaux--Dessert
Appellation: Sauternes/Barsac
Condition: bsl

WA96-98+, ST95
Rated 96-98+ points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `While no surprise here, this wine, which will be bottled in 2009, is certainly this estate`s greatest effort since their 2001. It completely outclasses everything from the appellation, but even when you`re number one, that`s often hard to do. This light gold wine offers up a sensational smorgasbord of aromas including huge honeyed pineapple and other caramelized tropical fruit flavors, massive richness, and a viscous, unctuous texture with the oak beautifully integrated. The wine has enough acidity to buttress its full-bodied mouthfeel, but this is not by any means the sweetest or most alcoholic of the d`Yquems I have tasted. In fact, in the range of d`Yquems, this is a powerful wine, but it is one built more on finesse and elegance, a la the 1988. Nevertheless, this wine will prove to have 50+ years of longevity. The finish, the mid-palate, the sensation of looking at a skyscraper of Semillon with a small dosage of Sauvignon, is impressive. Like all of the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes, one can drink this young, but the nuances and complexities really don`t emerge for at least a decade, especially in the case of a wine such as this. Bravo!--Tasting Note by Robert Parker--


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