Bright aromas of sliced mangoes, papaya, botrytis, and lemon follow through to a full body. Medium sweet with a phenolic palate that gives the wine structure and beauty. Electric acidity and freshness combined with impressive energy and length. A strict s
Lightly toasted marshmallow and macadamia nut aromas lead the way, followed by incredibly juicy mirabelle plum, green fig, and glazed pear and peach flavors. As big as this is, there are still plenty of honeysuckle, quinine and chamomile notes kicking the
96–98. Barrel Sample. The beautifully aromatic, honeyed scent leads into flavors of bitter orange and honey, along with extreme freshness. Notes of white peach and Rocha pear give richness to a wine that is not huge, but wonderfully balanced.
Firstly, you notice the color, which is a touch deeper than recent vintages at this stage. The bouquet is quite honeyed and rich for Yquem at this early juncture, with subtle scents of peach skin, white flowers, and a puff of chalk and frangipane. The pal
70% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc. RS 140 g/l – same as 2010 and 2011. Harvested over one month, in good conditions for Sauternes that were excellent for botrytis development. Pale gold – not as lustrous, perhaps, as you’d expect. Really intense nose – no
Lovely Yquem that is fairly dense with ripe pineapple and mango flavours. There is excellent intensity in this challenging vintage along with freshness. Full bodied, moderately unctuous sweet wine with wonderful firmness and complex botrytis notes. The residual sugar this year was 140 grams per litre. There were five waves of picking that started 28 Sept until 28 Oct. Quantity is normal at 45,000 bottles. Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Young. by jeannie cho lee 2014
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