Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2016 - Domaine Franey
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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2016
SKU: 05298

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2016

  • we96
  • ws94

750ml
$445.00

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Château d'Yquem has a very long life span: twenty, fifty, a hundred years, or more… As with all great wines, Yquem is transfigured over time, developing a host of deliciously subtle aromas and flavours. Its colour changes over the years from the brightness of dawn to the darkness of dusk, and from shimmering straw yellow to golden-brown with amber and caramel highlights, and then to mahogany.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

95-97. Barrel Sample. The bouquet opens with aromas of honey and citrus, offering richness and freshness at the same time. The mouthfeel is opulent, with honeyed flavors. There is some acidity underneath, although decadence and concentration are its defining attributes. It will age for decades.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

This is exotic, with very lush and seductive notes of coconut, honeysuckle, creamed white peach, glazed pear, mirabelle plum and yellow apple, all woven together seamlessly. Beautifully caressing in feel, with a long acacia echo on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2040.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2019