Ch. d’Yquem Sauternes 1971

Sweet Wine from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 18-Mar-2016
This is dark gold colour with some tawny and mahogany hues. This has a full, broad and voluminous bouquet with harmonious and fully integrated aromas of ripe tropical fruits, savoury dark marmalade, caramel, and toffee, with earth and undergrowth elements. This exudes richness and lusciousness. A powerfully structured wine on palate, solid and dense, with intermingling waves of savoury marmalade, wild honey, caramel and toffee, along with rancio-like wood and earthy nuances. Great complexity, with some acid and alcohol drive. A powerful and solid presentation, rather than a wine of finesse, but great tertiary interest. 19.0-/20 Mar 2016 RRP $N/A Deep, light golden-straw yellow colour with a very fine and intense nose of honied fruits, apricotty botrytis and spicy oak, tight and still to unfold more. This was tightly bound and concentrated with a lovely core through the palate, the richness excellently countered by fresh acids. Just a little drying on the finish taking the edge off the complete expression.  18.5+/20 Aug 2010

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