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Chateau d'Yquem 2005

Bordeaux - Superior First GrowthSauternes - White - 13.5°
Chateau d'Yquem 2005
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Parker : 97 / 100
J. Suckling : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The pale to medium lemon-gold colored 2005 d'Yquem opens with a provocative, mineral and earth-tinged nose of chalk dust, wet pebbles and dried wild mushrooms over a core of warm apricots, green mango, honeyed toast, ginger and pink grapefruit plus wafts of honeycomb, orange blossoms and saffron. The palate confirms the wine is still a little closed and shut down, offering achingly gorgeous glimpses at the tightly wound, intricate layers structured with a racy acid line and wonderfully creamy texture, finishing incredibly long and perfumed. This decadent flavor bomb still needs a good five to seven years in bottle before it is set to go off, but oh what a spectacle it will give then!
BordeauxSauternes
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Bettane & Desseauve
20

Decanter
94

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
20

Revue du Vin de France
19

Wine Spectator
97

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau d'Yquem

On Special
No

Region
Bordeaux

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Environment
Sustainable

Classification
Superior First Growth

Parker
97

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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