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2005 Château d'Yquem

Sauternes, premier cru superieur

ex-château; recent library release help

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$329.00 per Bottle


6 Bottles




"Tasted at the château, the 2005 Chateau d’Yquem delivers a similar performance as last year. Lucid in colour, the bouquet is detailed with very pure honey, vanilla and almond scents, still a little new oak to be fully assimilated but demonstrating superb focus. The palate is virtually identical to last year's bottle: exquisite balance and perfectly judged acidity, but perhaps just gaining a little richness and viscosity over the last 12 months. There is an appealing completeness to this Yquem and whilst I would not place it amongst the likes of 2001 or 2009, it comfortably sits just behind." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2020-2050

"A marvelous success, consistent with the stylistic changes started in 2004, and with all the nobility of the botrytis of the vintage; the wine combines the most beautiful richness imaginable with an unprecedented elegance and freshness, setting it apart." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13, 2006
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 19.5

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