Top Sauternes & Barsac 2011

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Stephen Brook reports on a vintage that has yielded delicious wines in both Sauternes and Barsac – perfectly balanced between opulence and acidity. See his top 24 wines here...
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Château d'Yquem
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Château d’Yquem, Sauternes 1GCC

Château d’Yquem, Sauternes 1GCC
19/20pts (96/100pts)
Tasted from cask. Lush apricot nose. Fine attack thanks to high acidity. Very sweet and pungent, with intense apricot fruit. Not a fat style, with great elegance, and shows lots of energy and spice. Long.
Price: £284-£298 Fine & Rare, Lay & Wheeler, Millésima, Nicholls & Perks, R&B
Drink 2018-2060
Alc N/A