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Chateau d'Yquem 2014 375ml

Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon Blend, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Bottle


   SKU: BORDW-000034
   Vintage: 2014
   Color: White
   Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Blend
Btls Available:8
Btls in Case:12
Producer Name:Chateau dYquem
Robert Parker (RP): 96-98
The Ch√Ęteau Yquem 2014 was picked over 9 weeks this year, with one-quarter of the grapes picked prior to 15 September. It delivers 134 grams per liter residual sugar and 7.3 grams per liter tartaric acid, with a pH 3.60. It has a captivating bouquet (I know...I know...what else were you expecting) But it entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. Occasionally an Yquem only reveals its components parts at this early juncture, necessitates conjecture. However the 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the √©levage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few "flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish. It's not quite up there in the rarefied heights of say, the 2001 or 2009, but it is what we call in the trade, "the business."





 
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