Robert Parker 95
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Chateau d’Yquem is moving into its secondary aroma phase. A deep golden color, it has a dense and almost Barsac-like bouquet with tangerine, apricot, acacia and melted candle wax. It displays good intensity, unfolding beautifully in the glass. The palate has a strident opening, with a slight bitter edge that lends this Yquem great tension. One can discern layers of marmalade infused with honey fruit, with a powerful, spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly now, but will surely age with style over many years. Tasted March 2014.
Area under vines: 102 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay
Average of the Vineyards : 35 years
Production: 100 000 bottles a year
Ageing: 28 months in new oak barrels
- Semillon 80%
- Sauvignon Blanc 20%
Second wine: Y d’Yquem
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