Yquem 1955

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Fox red. So rich yet subtle. Some umami savour but it manages to be both unctuous and vital. This wine's burnt edge does not detract but just adds interest. Fabulous!

Score: 20Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, July 2013

Darker in color than I would have expected, it was on the deep, dark, amber side of caramel, or mahogany, don't let the color scare you off. The aromatics sizzled with coffee, caramel, butterscotch, nuts buttered tropical fruit and honey. Thick, rich and fat, yes, the wine could have used a bit more freshness, but the finish was long, intense, sweet and packed with flavor. I know d'Yquem is shockingly expensive, but when Yquem just starts to get going, at perhaps 40-50-60 years of age, the other Sauternes are usually left in the dust.

Score: 97Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, November 2013

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