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 🥰🥂🎂 — 5 days ago
2014 vintage. Opened on 18th Feb 2020. Cherry and moldy note. Apple and cinnamon taste. Bit of floral scent. High tannins. Long finish. For it as being an old world wine, it is considered has its own character. A character that mainly can be found in New world wine. — 8 days ago
Very pale lemon in colour. From Henty Delectable not Hently. On the south coast of Victoria. Very different from the SSB Blends from Margaret River which are probably regarded as the benchmark for this blend in Australia. This wine is more peachy, less grassy, less acid and more fulsome in the mouth. Beautifully made and very moreish. No more cellaring required. Drink now. Crawford River is better known for its excellent Rieslings. — 12 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 — 2 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. — 2 days ago