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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2005

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 750ml 2005      
Sku: 1478512*

Rating
 Wine Advocate 96 points (Jun 2014)
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2005 Chateau dYquem is similar to the 2006 in that it deserves aeration. The bouquet is well-defined, although there is clearly some new oak that will need another two or three years to fully integrate. The aromatics seem to show a little more botrytis than the 2006, richer and headier. The palate is unctuous on the entry, beautifully balanced and lacquers the mouth in pure honeyed fruit interlaced with white pepper, quince jus and nectarine. Comparing the two, the 2006 has a little more tension and race, although the 2005 has a touch more persistency. The 2006 may well turn out to be the better of the two vintages in the long run (hence the plus sign), although the 1995 is a Yquem with panache to spare. Drink now-2040. Tasted March 2014.

Food pairing
Starters: Foie gras, mussel salad, oysters, lobster Main course: Sole, Turbot, white meats and poultry

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Regional Varietals:
Muscadelle
Sauvignon Blanc
Sem
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Sauternes
Grape Varietal: Semillon,Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine, Dessert
 
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