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Chateau d'Yquem 1947

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    Parker : 97 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted almost exactly a year after my previous encounter, this 1947 Château d'Yquem replicated the performance back then. It revealed that burnished amber color, then the glorious, intense and rich bouquet with dried honey, quince and mandarin, that hint of red fruit in the background tracing the birth year back to this hot postwar summer. The palate unctuous, almost heavy in the mouth, the acidity retaining sufficient freshness and poise with a powerful, quite spicy finish that feels extraordinarily long in the mouth. To repeat my earlier sentiment, whilst the 1947 is not up there with the greatest Yquem such as the 1929, 1945 or 2001, it occupies the tier below...and that's good enough for me. Tasted October 2016.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    J. Robinson
    19

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Chateau d'Yquem

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    Superior First Growth

    Parker
    97

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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