Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2005

Score

94
  • Drink: 2015-2035

Manufacturer:

Chateau d'Yquem

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.

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

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