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Chateau d'Yquem 1er Cru Classe Superieur 2002

Winery: Chateau d'Yquem
Region: Sauternes
Wine: 1er Cru Classe Superieur
Variety: Sauternes
Vintage: 2002
Attributes
UOM: Half Bottle (375ml)

"Tasted March 2014. Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2002 Chateau d’Yquem has a delightful bouquet with scents of dried honey, marzipan and melted candle wax. It is not the most complex, but it has very good definition. The palate has a controlled, linear opening with fine acidity and a tightly wound spicy core. This 2002 has a slight bitter edge which lends it race and tension. However, there is a touch of austerity here, as if it is holding something back. You might describe this as a serviceable Yquem: everything in its right place, but refusing to let go. This is aYquem sans the ambition of other vintages and yet delicious all the same. 93 Points/Drink 2014-2035" - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

"Young Sauternes often reminds me of pear juice and this wine, tasted from a half bottle just couriered from Bordeaux, was like nothing more than the healthiest, cleanest pear juice. Pale gold with a slightly greener tinge than most young Yquem. Very fresh, long and deep-flavoured this wine has that ingredient X that Yquem always seems to manage, but this is certainly not one of the sweetest or most intense Yquems. It is certainly greater than any other 2002 sweet white bordeaux I remember tasting, with the strongly possible exception of Climens, but is almost spookily open for a recently-bottled Yquem. There’s the merest hint of astringency on the finish still but this wine could be enjoyed in its relatively simple youth. 18 Points/Drink 2007-2025" - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com

Price $378.00
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