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Chateau d'Yquem 1937

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    Parker : 96 / 100
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    Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1937 Chateau d'Yquem was made in a year when there was a severe drought in Sauternes, though the crop was harvested between September 21 and November 3, the heart of the crop was picked during a warm dry spell between October 1-21. It is a legendary wine, but on this occasion it was easily surpassed. Having said that, winemaker Sandrine Garbay mentioned that this was not the best bottle and that on its day it can rank alongside the 1945. On any other day, this would have been the wine of the tasting. It has a deep mahogany color. The nose gently unfurls in the glass with scents of orange rind, mandarin, honeysuckle and melted candle wax. The palate is linear and correct on the entry and certainly gives notice of an immensely powerful Yquem, even if this bottle does not possess the delineation and tension of the 1945. This particular bottle might suggest that the 1937 is past its lofty peak, although there is enough here to suggest that the next might deliver nirvana. Drink now-2025+. Tasted March 2014.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    J. Robinson
    19,5

    R. Gabriel
    20

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Chateau d'Yquem

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    Superior First Growth

    Parker
    96

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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