Château d'Yquem, 1981 (Short tasting)


Winery
Château d'Yquem
Country
France
Region / Subregion
Bordeaux / Sauternes
Bottle size
0.75l
Grape(s)
Sauvignon blanc: 50%
Sémillon: 50%
Rating
90 WB

Fill level
Label condition
Capsule condition
Eye
Clearness:
clear
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Color depth:
medium
Nose
Aroma:
Honey, Dried Apricot, Carrot, Molasses, Botrytis
Mouth
Sweetness:
syrupy
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Acid:
hinted
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Astringency:
fine
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Bitterness:
slightly

Aroma:
Honey, Apricot, Vanilla
Palate
Body:
warm
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Alcoholic strength:
concentrated
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Consistency:
concentrated
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Intensity:
extended

Aroma:
Caramel, Walnut, Orange, Vanilla
Overall impression
A great wine, partly lacking a bit of finesse and subtlety. The acid is almost no longer present and the finish should be longer. Nevertheless, the wine is a joy.