Honey-brioche and almond extract commingle with orange blossom, crystalline honey, light maple syrup and butter, marmalade with aromatic musk. The warm flavors of mouth-coating, unctuous citrus defy comparison, but evocative of marmalade hard candy, candied oranges, tangerine, clementine, nectarine, dried apricot, Meyer lemon essences, and baked apple and yellow pear. Golden; delicious.
#chateaudyquem #dyquem #sauternes #botrytis #1997 #appellationsauternescontrolée #misenbouteilleauchateau #lursaluces — 22 days ago
1 hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). A sublime medium magenta color. On the nose: very aromatic nose of plum, funky earth, cassis, pencil lead, sweet tobacco, mint, worn leather. Taste: open and accessible, vibrant, smooth wine with red plum, cigar box, crushed stone, spice, cassis, cedar, smoked meat. YUM! Just pure class, what more can you say except even with my accolades not nearly good enough to be worth +$900/btl...paid less then $170 15 yrs ago. — 6 days ago
Blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot, deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe black fruits, smoke and tobacco spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum with notes of espresso, cacao and smoky spice. Fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, leather and oak. Just starting to open, will continue to age. — 5 days ago
Out of 375ml a brooding monster of a wine dense and alcoholic some overripe notes on the nose prune and dried plums . Four square a little soil signature. Lots of power coats the taste buds not refined in the least but the shear density and material is impressive . Reminds me of the 1990 beausejour Duffau the way it’s built . Going to have it with a steak and give it more air maybe some magic will happen ! — 5 days ago
Great acidity and fruit - drinking well now but also can go a lot longer. — 7 days ago
Alluring aromas of dried strawberry, dried cranberry, wet tea bag, farmyard, forest floor and tobacco introduce the 2001 Château Palmer. Although elements of brettanomyces are surprisingly prominent, this wine retains a textbook Margaux perfume. The palate expands vertically, showcasing a medium to full body, silky texture and a long, lingering finish. The 2001 Château Palmer might hold on a few more years, but it won't get any better. Drink now. — 5 days ago
Blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, aged in oak for 18 months, deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe black fruits, cedar and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum with notes of espresso and spice. Fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, leather and oak. Give it another year if you can wait. — 11 days ago