Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chateau d'Yquem

My first Yquem, for a special occasion. 1984, a young one as Yquems go. 

Dark amber, dramatic consistency, infinite complexity. Caramel, prunes, quince, apricot jam. Still powerful minerality and perfect balance. Very long, ça va sans dire over 10 seconds. 

Paired with magret de canard and foie gras and then with pan fried lobster and again foie gras, Auvergne blue cheese to finish the bottle. A harmonious wine.

Possibly my best wine ever, could be on par with a Puligny Montrachet 1989 I shared with a friend during a humble dinner in my kitchen a few years ago. score 100. eur 300.

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