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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...
94(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 1998
Full-blown aromas of caramel, toffee, honey, white chocolate and damp earth; slightly Tokaj-like. Hugely concentrated and layered in the mouth; extraordinary sweetness cut by harmonious acidity. As with the best vintages of Yquem, the finish goes on for a minute or more. Stains, and stuns, the palate. A huge wine, surprisingly extravagant on the nose (earlier bottles have been far more restrained) but completely unevolved and a bit musclebound on the palate. May ultimately merit a higher score.