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2006 Chateau dYquem Reviews

2006 Chateau dYquem Reviews

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2006 Chateau dYquem Reviews

96 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Lovely flavors of apricot, dried tangerine, pineapple, and papaya rush along, supported by hazelnut, frangipane, and coconut notes. Despite the depth, this is very, very pure, with filigreed acidity carrying the long, long finish.”

95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Medium lemon-gold colored, the 2006 Chateau d'Yquem is a little reticent at this stage, slowly revealing notes of pineapple pastry, dried apple slices, orange preserves, and spice cake plus nuances of crème brûlée, preserved ginger, nutmeg, and baking bread. The palate offers mouth-coating tropical fruit and baking spice layers with a seductive oiliness to the texture and loads of citrus sparks, finishing with bold freshness and amazing length. Allow it just a couple more years in bottle to get over this slightly muted hump, then drink it for the next 25+ years.”

95 Pointz Stephen Tanzers

International Wine Cellar

“Medium bright yellow, quite pale for 2006. Wonderfully fresh aromas of pineapple, coconut, caramel, vanilla, and spices lifted by a floral element. Silky on entry, then dense but almost magically light on its feet, thanks to penetrating acidity that gives sharp definition to the tight, impressively concentrated lemon, pineapple, and coconut flavors. Racy rather than thick, and almost painfully young today. Finishes with a captivating note of beurre sale. A wonderfully pure and refined wine for 2006, but this really needs time in bottle to knit.”

94 Pointz Vinous

“The 2006 Yquem is initially tightly wound on the nose before revealing enticing scents of mandarin, dried honey, quince, and just a very slight adhesive scent. This is well-defined yet certainly demands more coaxing than its peers. The palate is well-balanced with fine delineation, a caressing viscous texture with desiccated orange peel, and a touch of bitter lemon that counterbalances the richness. I noticed this 2006 becoming spicier with aeration. Excellent.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

19/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Sweet crème pâtissière on the nose. Solid and very rich and impressive. Real depth and unctuousness and complexity. This is great stuff. Long and layered. So long! Complex.”


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