Ch. d’Yquem Sauternes 2006

Sweet Wine from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 18-Mar-2016
This has a deep golden colour, and a full, openly accessible nose, but with excellent depth and concentration of waxy and tropical fruit melded with orange marmalade botrytis and integrated honey and nutty layers. Lusciously sweet, this is bold with up-front flavours of orange marmalade and honey from the botrytis, nutty oak, integrated with a tropical fruit core. The mouthfeel is warm, lush and opulent with complexing caramel and toffee nuances. A bold and immediate wine. 19.0+/20 Mar 2016 RRP $N/A Bright, light, lemon-yellow with a little golden hue in colour. Very modern and ‘new world' in expression on bouquet, this had pure waxy, lanolin Semillon fruit allied to fine marmalade and honied botrytis and noticeable oal toastiness. The nose was very tightly bound at this stage. On palate very tight and youthful, providing an elegant concentration. This has very fine-grained textures and mouthfeel, the purity and seamlessness of fruit contributing to the fineness. Very clear-cut with botrytis and oak in great proportion and restrained expression. Difficult to assess at present, as everything is so locked in, but there seems excellent potential for what may be an outstanding wine in 25-35 years plus.  18.5-/20 Aug 2010

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