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For centuries Y'quem has been unchallenged as the finest example of Sauternes and the most famous sweet wine in the world...
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96(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - August 2010
($500-$700) Bright golden yellow. Wonderful class and purity of aromas and flavors: pineapple, peach nectar, fresh apricot, minerals, mint, estery floral oils, sexy vanillin oak. Then very sweet and very pure but youthfully tight, with lovely energy and fruity lift to the mid-palate. Subtle saline and mineral notes add nuance. The superb, slowly mounting finish combines outstanding finesse with a subtle sense of power. I find this quite understated today, partially hiding its underlying structure and racy acidity. But this is a great and wonderfully pure Yquem in the making, and likely to evolve in bottle for decades.