Château d’Yquem 2008 – Sauternes, Premier Grand Cru Classé Supérieur

Château d’Yquem 2008 – Sauternes, Premier Grand Cru Classé Supérieur

The nose is elegant, perfumed, very delicate, slightly restrained and offers richness. The wine needs to be decanted. It reveals notes of candied Mirabelle plum, candied orange and small notes of candied white fruits combined with slight touches of white flowers (lily / peach blossom), pineapple in syrup, spices / four-spices, a very discreet hint of biscuits, kumquat as well as an imperceptible touch of white pepper and nutmeg. Beautiful depthness. The mouth is fruity, elegant, gourmand and offers a very beautiful delicacy / finesse, a very beautiful acidulous frame, a slight straightness, a beautiful fat, a small juiciness, freshness, a slight tension, a small unctuosity, a small liveliness as well as a beautiful guideline. On the palate this wine expresses notes of candied lime, kumquat, candied mirabelle plum and small notes of citrus associated with small touches of vine peach, green apple, exotic fruits, almonds, small nuts as well as subtle hints of nutmeg, very discreet hints of sweet spices / vanilla, white flowers and an imperceptible hint of white pepper. Great acidulous persistence. The persistence offers gourmandise, suavity and appetence. There are a very discreet vanilla and lime on the finish/persistence.

Note (Score): 19.25+/20

Note (Score): 99/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Moelleux / Liquoreux (Sweet)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)