Y de Ch. d’Yquem Bordeaux Blanc 2016

Blended White from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 01-Sep-2018
Bright, pale straw-colour, very pale. The nose is very fresh and intense, quite tightly bound with both passionfruit and gooseberry fruit aromas. A little Semillon waxiness and richness shows. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, this has plenty of weight and presence on the palate. The fruit is bright and lively, with gooseberry and passionfruit, unfolding some fresh herbs, and nutty, spicy oak, with waxy Semillon emerging. The power and weight incorporates the phenolics, but the mouthwatering acidity is prevalent. This has delicacy with underlying power, freshness, clarity and precision. A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon, the fruit picked after the sweet wine pick, with 7 g/L RS, the wine aged 12 months in 20% new oak, undergoing batonnage, but avoiding MLF. In comparison with our more sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc wines, this fits in well, but with clearer fruit, while the best New Zealand examples may be riper with more layered complexing inputs. 18.5+/20 Aug 2018 RRP $395.00

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