Open that bottle night! We’ve had this kicking around the cellar for nearly a decade and it was time. I’ve drank many Sauternes but have dreamed of tasting Yquem since devouring Richard Olney’s monograph (and Jeremiah Tower’s descriptions of Yquem bacchanals) as a boy—yeah I was a maybe a bit precocious.
Nose of muscat grapes. A brilliant medium amber, luscious mouthfeel. Mature. Honey, almond essence, crème brûlée, coconut, candied pear. The richness sets Yquem apart. What a treat. Happy birthday @Alsu Shakirova 🥰🥂🎂 — 6 days ago
Tasting group. My 4th, group 5th. Quiet. Green. Hints of organic solvent, peppermint. Wood. Broad palate, full feel. Tart. Green around the edges. — 3 days ago
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Exactly you serve the Rieussec 2001! What a fantastic Sauternes this is. Umami, sweet, sauer, liquid gold! Thanks @Eric Hoepelman!!! The video of JS telling them this one gets a 100 score is splendid! — 23 days ago
Tasting group. My 5th, group 6th. Outlier in the group due to age and Botrytis/sweetnes/age but lovely wine. Butterscotch, burnt toffee. Creme brûlée. Broad, bit flabby. Viscous. Tart — 3 days ago
Tasting group. My 3rd, group 2nd. Reduced aromas. Spice. Muscat note. Green pear. TART. Full flavors. Peaches. Mineral. — 3 days ago
Very nice, peach, pear, honey, some grass and touch of wood/varnish. — 6 days ago