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Chateau d'Yquem 2006

Bordeaux - Superior First GrowthSauternes - White - 14°
Chateau d'Yquem 2006
$620 
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Parker : 95+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium lemon-gold colored, the 2006 d'Yquem is a little reticent at this stage, slowly revealing notes of pineapple pastry, dried apple slices, orange preserves and spice cake plus nuances of crème brûlée, preserved ginger, nutmeg and baking bread. The palate offers mouth-coating tropical fruit and baking spice layers with a seductive oiliness to the texture and loads of citrus sparks, finishing with bold freshness and amazing length. Allow it just a couple more years in bottle to get over this slightly muted hump, then drink it for the next 25+ years. For number crunchers: 13.8% alcohol, 122 grams per liter residual sugar, and total acidity is 4.2 grams per liter H2SO4.
BordeauxSauternes
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Bettane & Desseauve
19

J. Robinson
19

R. Gabriel
18

Revue du Vin de France
19

Wine Spectator
96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau d'Yquem

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
95+

On Special
No

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Superior First Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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