Chateau D'YQUEM 2013 (Sweet Wine)

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Chateau D'YQUEM 2013 (Sweet Wine)

13,500.00

BORDEAUX | FRANCE

APPELLATION: SAUTERNES

This was a year of tremendous contrasts. Spring was abnormally cool and wet, which meant that flowering was very spread out – a factor conducive to complexity at Yquem. Summer was magnificent! Cool weather in September retained the grapes' freshness, whereas summer-like conditions returned in October. The harvest took place under ideal conditions. This 2013 is very "botrytised", with richness and candied fruit flavors. The wine's freshness and power are comparable to 2001 and the degree of botrytis is reminiscent of 2007.

"Lightly toasted marshmallow and macadamia nut aromas lead the way, followed by incredibly juicy mirabelle plum, green fig, and glazed pear and peach flavors. As big as this is, there are still plenty of honeysuckle, quinine and chamomile notes kicking the finish into yet another gear. This has purity and length to burn, with decades more to go. Best from 2020 through 2050."

Expert Scores: 98 James Suckling / 98 Wine Spectator / 98 Wine Enthusiast

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