Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2011 - Petite Cellars
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2011
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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2011

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750ml
$399.97

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Sauternes is different from other sweet wines for two reasons. First of all, Sauternes has a unique interplay of soil, topography and microclimate which promotes the regular growth of Botrytis cinerea perhaps more than anywhere else. Second, the vineyards are harvested in several "waves" in order to pick only the most botrytised grapes each time.
Wine Spectator
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A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2014
Wine Enthusiast
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Barrel sample. Rich, with intense flavors of botrytis, lemon and Seville orange peel. This wine has both freshness and sweetness, with a light touch.

Roger Voss, May 11, 2012