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2008 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (half bottle)
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About Chateau d'Yquem

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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2008 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (half bottle)

Producer: Chateau d'Yquem
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2010

Bright light gold.  Ripe cling peach, fresh apricot, spices, coconut, minerals and white flowers on the nose, with a note of vanillin oak emerging with air; subdued but wonderfully pure and precise.  At once thick and light on its feet, showing an utterly seamless texture and compelling sweetness but also lovely inner-mouth tension thanks to its suave acidity and underlying minerality.  The new oak element is in harmony with the wine's fruit already.  Really dusts the palate on the back end and builds inexorably.  The explosive finish leaves behind a perfumed spice character.  The clear star in my 2008 tasting.

95-97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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