While wine lovers, collectors, chateau owners, wine makers and others can enjoy arguing which is the best wine of a specific appellation, there is only one wine in the world that is the undisputed best wine in the region. We’re not just talking about Bordeaux, we’re talking about any of the world’s wine producing regions. That honor goes to Chateau d’Yquem. d’Yquem is the only wine that almost everyone, everywhere agrees stands heads and shoulders above every other wine in the appellation. This becomes even more apparent when you’re at Chateau d’Yquem. Located on the top of a hill, you really feel like you’re in a different world that looks down on the rest of Bordeaux. Read more...
Tasting a legend under blind conditions is always the ultimate test of pedigree with everything to lose. And yet for the second year running, the brilliance of Chateau d’Yquem stood out. The 2009 has a glorious bouquet with luscious honey, lemon curd, white peach and quince that is crystalline and utterly refined. It demonstrates wonderful delineation and pinpoint focus. The palate is brilliantly balanced with life-affirming acidity. There are notes of quince and white peach once again, marrying with hints of light honey and crushed stone, finishing with convincing confidence on the composed, refined finish. This is not quite as ethereal as the 2001 – but it comes damn close. Drink 2014-2050. #205Feb 2013
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