Ch. d’Yquem Sauternes 1986

Sweet Wine from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 18-Mar-2016
This has a full, densely packed and concentrated nose, quite solid and masculine, with strong burnished, orange marmalade, crystallised fruits, and complexing savoury caramel and toffee, with toasty elements. Fulsome, dense, weighty and with considerable body and mouthfeel, the granular phenolics are nullified by the unctuous textures and bold, burnished beeswax, barley sugar and toffee characters. Savoury, earthy elements emerge and add to the array of flavours. (5.0 Litre) 18.5+/20 Mar 2016 RRP $N/A Bright, light golden in colour, with good depth. This was backward on the nose, tightly bound, with waxy Semillon fruit, honey and botrytis slowly revealing more in the glass. The richness and depth here indicated good potential. On palate surprisingly shy, soft and restrained, despite the obvious sweetness. Good componentry, with honey, botrytis, oak and body, but somewhat dryish and lacking some lustre. Is this a poor bottle (again) for a top vintage? 17.0+/20 Aug 2010

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