No label, identified from the cork. Brown in color. Mostly shot but still has something to offer. Coffee, honey, dried fruit. Age 60, unknown provenance.
DOA. Maybe not cellared well but the best of these is unlikely to be good at age 51.
Golden in color, some orange hues, clear and bright. The nose is lovely with apricot, peach, slight honey and a slight bitter note. Viscous. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, slightly sweet, not cloying. Honey and apricot. Long finish. A good year if not great. Nice value. Drink over the next five to ten years. It works well with a shortbread (not too sweet) cookie.
Arguably the best winery in the world. This was not their best vintage (IMO 2001), but it is amazing. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is gorgeous with pineapple, mango, beeswax, floral tones and vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Viscous. Great balance. On the palate, Pineapple, mango, slight lemon rind, a touch of salinity and peach. Long, long finish in which the peach notes just keep expanding. Slightly sweet but nowhere near cloying. Delicious. Great on its own, but went well with less sweet pastries. Drink over the next fifty years.
Always a pleasure to drink Yquem. From a 375ml bottle. This is young, of course, but delicious. It is a blend of 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc. Light golden in color with some orange hues, clear and bright. The nose has apricots, honey and slight caramel notes. Full bodied. Viscous. Excellent acidity. On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying. Apricots with honey. Incredibly long finish. This will get better with further cellaring, but is delicious now. Drink over the next thirty years. great on its own, this would also work with simple pound cake.
Wines from this winery keep showing up from the early 70's. I am not sure of the story, but it seems to stem from the sale of the winery and vineyards in 2014 from the Lurton family to Dennis Debourdieu. The vineyards were ripped up and new plantings incorporated into Chateau Doisy-Daene. It is an old estate in fact, it was classified as a second growth in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux.
Wow, this is stunning. What a great vintage. Medium gold in color with slight darker hues, clear and bright. The nose is big with apricots, honey, orange peel and crème brulée. Full bodied. Viscous texture. Excellent acidity. Great energy and balance. On the palate, this is deep and complex. Layers of fruits, dried fruits and other tastes. Apricots, honey, oranges and caramel. Long finish. This is fantastic on its own and will work great with a plain cookie or cake. Drink over the next thirty years.
This wine appeared on the market in large quantities a few years back. This may have had something to do with the sale of the estate in 2014 from the Lurton family to Dennis Debourdieu.
What a privilege to taste a wine that is 68 years from vintage and is not only alive, but really firing on all cylinders.
Not a whole lot more to say about Yquem that hasn't been said, but it is arguably the greatest winery on the planet. The 2013 is a very good if not top vintage, but still a thrill to drink. Golden in color, light with just a tinge of orange. The nose is great with apricots, slight honey and slight tangerines. Viscous. Full bodied. Great balance. On the palate, this is delicious. Flavors of apricots and tangerines. Sweet with enough acidity to not be cloying. The finish goes on forever. This is drinking well now and should drink well for another twenty to thirty years. Great on i