Ch. d’Yquem Sauternes 2011

Sweet Wine from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 02-Sep-2018
Brilliant, full, golden-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant ant taut, but concentrated with deep and dense aromas, with aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, apricots and tropical fruits, attractive marmalade and honied botrytis unfolding some waxy, lanolin Semillon primary fruit. This has a sleek and youthful elegance, revealing the beginnings of savoury interest, then new oak. Very sweet on palate, the palate is taut and slender in proportion, but there is no shortage of power, weight and intensity. Ripe citrus fruit, apricots, tropical fruits all sit at the core. The wine possesses unctuousness with refreshing acid cut. Some alcohol drive adds to the power. This is still in a young state and yet to show its potential richness. 25-30 years to come together. 18.5/20 Aug 2018 RRP $1,050.00 This has a light golden colour, and a full, densely packed nose, already beginning to round in presentation, but with a core of waxy, floral Semillon fruit providing cut, and noticeable nutty oak. Quite opulent and genuinely rich, and growing on palate to become fulsome and unctuous, but with a phenolic thread. Tropical fruit notes, plenty of marmalade botrytis, this has concentration, presence and length. The wine is unctuous and opulent. 19.0+/20 Mar 2016 RRP $N/A

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