Read Decanter's tasting notes for Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2005 from not a truly great vintage in Sauternes, but an exquisite wine.

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Overall rating:

Points 94
Drink:2015-2035

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Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2005

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Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2005

Not a truly great vintage in Sauternes, but an exquisite wine. Delicate apricot and passionfruit aromas, elegant rather than explosive. Fine attack, bright and fresh, very intense and tangy, with stone-fruits and barleysugar flavours. Beautifully textured with vivid acidity.

Price £1,950 x12 bottles Bordeaux Index

Alc 13.3%

Taster Stephen Brook

Tasted at: Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2015