2005 Château d’Yquem Pre-Arrival (375 ml)

$178.99

8 in stock

Appellation: Sauternes

Ratings: RP-97  WE-97  WS-97  JS-95

Size: 375 ml

8 in stock

Description

97    Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The pale to medium lemon-gold colored 2005 d’Yquem opens with a provocative, mineral and earth-tinged nose of chalk dust, wet pebbles and dried wild mushrooms over a core of warm apricots, green mango, honeyed toast, ginger and pink grapefruit plus wafts of honeycomb, orange blossoms and saffron. The palate confirms the wine is still a little closed and shut down, offering achingly gorgeous glimpses at the tightly wound, intricate layers structured with a racy acid line and wonderfully creamy texture, finishing incredibly long and perfumed. This decadent flavor bomb still needs a good five to seven years in bottle before it is set to go off, but oh what a spectacle it will give then!” (8/2019)

97    Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“This isn’t sweet, but just so wonderfully rich. It’s the concentration of botrytis that makes the wine. The texture is velvet, but with a spicy bite to it. Apricot, honey and marzipan all contribute to a wine that will age over decades.” *Cellar Selection* (12/2009)

97    James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes.” (2012)

95    James Suckling
“What an incredible nose of flowers, honey, spices such as clove, and sandalwood. With time, decadent aromas of apple tart and crumble develop. Full and very round on the palate, this is medium sweet with a velvety texture. Flavors of honey, apple and pear tart appear on the long finish. This is so beautiful, hard not to drink now but will greatly improve with more time.” (5/2012)

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 13 in

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