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Chateau d'Yquem 1er Cru Classe Superieur 2005

Winery: Chateau d'Yquem
Region: Sauternes
Wine: 1er Cru Classe Superieur
Variety: Sauternes
Vintage: 2005
Attributes
UOM: 750ml

"Tasted at the château, the 2005 Chateau d’Yquem delivers a similar performance as last year. Lucid in colour, the bouquet is detailed with very pure honey, vanilla and almond scents, still a little new oak to be fully assimilated but demonstrating superb focus. The palate is virtually identical to last year's bottle: exquisite balance and perfectly judged acidity, but perhaps just gaining a little richness and viscosity over the last 12 months. There is an appealing completeness to this Yquem and whilst I would not place it amongst the likes of 2001 or 2009, it comfortably sits just behind. 97 Points/Drink 2020-2050." - Neal Martin, erobertparker.com

"Quite deep gold. Wonderfully deep nose – never smelt anything as intense and glorious as this! Extraordinary!!! Deep yet lively. Exciting depth of pear juice and zest – tangerine peel too. Great astringency. 2001 was more concentrated. This is more transparent. Lovely dancing stuff, but already in the super-nuanced Yquem idiom. Lighter than some vintages but with great lacy complexity. Wonderful green, lively notes and some real explosiveness – 13.5 per cent. Energy drink! Coiled like a taut spring. 20 Points/Drink 2015-2050." - Jancis Robinson

Price $999.00
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