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2008 Ch. d'Yquem, Sauternes

Ch. d'Yquem, Sauternes
Quiet on the nose. More spiced pear and apricot than orange. Lovely concentration. Spiced power, depth and quite warm on the finish. Fresh in a powerful rather than a delicate way. Dense and long. Rich and well integrated oak though there's lots of spice all the way through. A less delicate style than many in this vintage.
(Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 09)

Jancis Parker
18/20 94 - 96/100
Ch. d'Yquem, Sauternes
Coming in with 139 degrees residual sugar and a pH of 4.75, this is an Yquem that is unequivocally top of the pile in 2008. The bouquet is just wonderful, very perfumed with aromas of apricot, acacia honey and white flowers. A degree less clarity than the 2007, but perhaps more nuanced, more honeyed. The palate is a little more viscous than the 2007, lacquers the mouth with honey, apricot and orange zest. Very focused on the finish - not the "peacocks" tail of flavors that one finds on truly great vintages. There is a surreal level of elegance and poise - an understated Yquem that should age effortlessly. In 2008, the king is king.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 09)

Jancis Parker
18/20 94 - 96/100
Ch. d'Yquem, Sauternes
Product:Château d'Yquem 1525
Maturity: Drink 2018-2036 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2008
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Sauternes Map of the region
Producer: Château d'Yquem
Grape Variety: Sauv.Blanc & Sémillon
Style: Full Bodied, Sweet, 13.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
Eco Information: Organic in Conversion
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Jancis Parker
18/20 94 - 96/100
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