Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2009 375ml
Chateau d’Yquem is universally recognised as the greatest sweet wine in the world, and therefore demands a place in the cellar of every serious oenophile. The 2009 was a standout vintage for d’Yquem and is destined to be viewed as one of the greatest ever .
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Cellaring:
Enjoy now 5 to 10 years
Nose:
Discovering Chateau d'Yquem starts with the bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, it is marked by fruit (apricot, mandarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanilla and toasty aromas). Older vintages, on the other hand, have an extraordinarily complex fragrance as soon as the bottle is opened. The bouquet is amazingly subtle, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamon, saffron, and licorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc.).
Palate:
The first impression on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate." This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always maintains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness).
Varietal Composition:
Semillon 75%, Sauvignon Blanc 25%