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2013 Chateau D'yquem

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Rating
98-99 Pts James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2013

Varietal(s)
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

fig, lemon, pear, saffron, grass, bell pepper, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint

Nose

apricot, quince, honey, pineapple, cream, apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon

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James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com:

"Incredible aromas of botrytis, including freshly ground nutmeg and dried mushroom powder. Dried fruits. Full body with incredible clarity and balance. Very dense and gorgeous. Very sweet. It goes on for minutes. Really superb. A monument to the vintage. Breathtaking precision. A severe selection was made: 40% of the production was for the grand vin - about 80,000 bottles made. This is 70% sémillon and 30% sauvignon blanc - a little more of the latter than normal. They started harvesting the same day at Cheval Blanc, which is rare."

Wine Spectator:

"Lush already, this is loaded with mango, creamed peach and papaya flavors, as well as creamed melon and yellow apple fruit. The finish shows almond and meringue notes, with a bright floral chamomile thread. This has a youthful kick on the finish that should settle in. The purity is undeniable, the length extraordinary. Another classic in the making."

Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Firstly, you notice the color, which is a touch deeper than recent vintages at this stage. The bouquet is quite honeyed and rich for Yquem at this early juncture, with subtle scents of peach skin, white flowers, and a puff of chalk and frangipane. The palate is viscous on the entry, all about the texture at first, coating the mouth with luscious botrytized fruit. There are touches of Seville orange marmalade, fresh apricot, a hint of spice and passion fruit. This is imbued with impressive depth and weight, perhaps an Yquem that is determined to make an impression after last year-s absence. It might not possess the finesse of a top flight Yquem, but it has immense power and persistency."

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