1991 Chateau d'Yquem

1991 Chateau d&

1991 Chateau d'Yquem

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 750ml
滴金
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Description

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1991 Chateau d’Yquem was actually not affected by the frosts like everywhere else in Bordeaux, damaging 30% of the vines, predicating a two-track ripening cycle. This was not too much of a problem to overcome since bunches are picked one by one. Picking commenced on September 19, with half the crop being picked over five days between October 21 and 25 after a spell of intermittent showers. It has a lighter color than the 1995. The nose displays moderate intensity with light waxy scents that would benefit from more vigor. The palate is well-balanced but there is a distinct sense of the wine being a little one-dimensional and it is missing some tension, especially toward the finish. Although this is a commendable Sauternes, there is a bitterness and a slight rawness that cannot be ignored. Still, it deserves a light applause considering the growing season. Drink now-2020. Tasted March 2014.
  • Alcohol %: 13.75
  • Decant Time: 60
  • Taste: Lush, Balanced, Honey, Apricot, Botrytis
  • Food Matching: Foie gras, Roquefort cheese, Creme brulee
  • Grape Variety: Semillon , Sauvignon Blanc ,

 

Tasting note

1991年的滴金莊園甜酒,是一瓶經得起時間考驗的佳釀。儘管那年春天的霜凍給葡萄園帶來了挑戰,但這瓶酒依然展現出了莊園特有的優雅與平衡。它擁有豐富的蜂蜜、杏桃風味,以及貴腐菌的獨特香氣。經過三年在新法國橡木桶中陳釀,這款酒的複雜層次在醒酒一小時後方能完全展現。這款華麗的甜酒與鵝肝醬、羅克福爾乾酪或經典焦糖布丁相得益彰。

The 1991 Chateau d'Yquem is a testament to the resilience and superiority of the Sauternes terroir. Despite a challenging vintage marked by an April frost, this wine emerged with a lush and balanced profile, boasting concentrated flavors of honey, apricot, and the noble rot, botrytis. Aged for 36 months in new French oak, it reveals a complexity that is best appreciated after decanting for an hour. This opulent dessert wine pairs exquisitely with foie gras, Roquefort cheese, or a classic creme brulee.

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