Château d'Yquem - Sauternes 1947 (750ml)

 
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97
WA
97

Price: $4082.00

Producer Château d'Yquem
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Subregion Sauternes
Varietal Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Muscadelle
Vintage 1947
Sku 125023
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 97 Points

Tasted almost exactly a year after my previous encounter this 1947 Château d'Yquem replicated the performance back then. It revealed that burnished amber color then the glorious intense and rich bouquet with dried honey quince and mandarin that hint of red fruit in the background tracing the birth year back to this hot postwar summer. The palate unctuous almost heavy in the mouth the acidity retaining sufficient freshness and poise with a powerful quite spicy finish that feels extraordinarily long in the mouth. To repeat my earlier sentiment whilst the 1947 is not up there with the greatest Yquem such as the 1929 1945 or 2001 it occupies the tier below...and that's good enough for me. Tasted October 2016. -Neal Martin (2017) The 1947 d'Yquem is a beautiful wine soaring from the glass with scents of marmalade vanilla pod crème brûlée apricot preserve and honeycomb. Full-bodied rich and powerful while remaining lively and defined for the vintage it's a seamless layered wine that concludes with a long penetrating finish. -William Kelley (2022)

Wine Spectator: 97 Points

"A refined Yquem blending wonderful finesse and terrific power. From a very good and famous vintage this '47 is rich ripe and sweet yet more elegant than the '45. Offers caramel and tropical notes racy botrytis-spiked acidity and a long clean finish."

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