Ch. d’Yquem Sauternes 2001

Sweet Wine from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 18-Mar-2016
This is full and even with a light golden colour. This has a full, seamless, wonderfully integrated nose. The aromas of stylishly ripe tropical and yellow stonefruits are refreshed by waxy and lanolin elements, and are entwined with intense honey and orange marmalade botrytis, and nutty oak. Some volatility adds lift, aromatic cut and richness. On palate this has great depth and intensity, whilst retaining proportion. The concentration is remarkable and unfolds waves and layers of fruit and botrytis with nutty oak detail. The mouthfeel is simultaneously voluptuous and fresh, with an unctuous coating, but the wine is drier on the very long finish. As one delves into the wine, it continuously reveals more and more layers. Truly sensational. 20.0/20 Mar 2016 RRP $N/A Pale straw-yellow with golden hues to the colour, youthful in appearance. On bouquet very intense, with pervasive ethereal aromatics, tightly bound, and with beautifully refined lanolin-like fruit, and fine oak and botrytis, fresh and extremely young. This had great richness on palate, with purity of expression, waxy fruit with honey and oak spice, all in balance. Great depth and concentration, the acidity perfect resulting in classic structure. Indeed, the perfect, young d'Yquem that should be outstanding over 30-40 years.  20.0/20 Aug 2010

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