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Chateau dYquem, 4 bottles

Auction:
3229B
Lot:
82
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 3229B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 04, 2019 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau d'Yquem
1957 (1 bt) u: very top shoulder, heavy staining, bin soil and corrosion to capsule, discoloration and small nick to label
1965 (1 bt) u: top shoulder, heavy staining, bin soil and corrosion to capsule, light fading and staining to label
1966 (1 bt) u: high shoulder, slightly protruding cork, heavy staining, bin soil and corrosion to capsule
1975 (1 bt) u: heavy staining, bin soil and corrosion to capsule, heavy staining, bin soil and corrosion to capsule (with wrinkling); "The 1975 Château d'Yquem stands as one of the towering successes of that decade and at 40 years of age, it shows no signs of losing any of its prowess. This bottle represented one of the best that I have encountered. Iridescent in color, the bouquet soars from the glass, a pyrotechnic display of quince, Clementine, honey and a touch of aszu, lending it a slight Tokaji-like personality. It is beautifully defined and intense. The palate is pure and detailed with a killer line of acidity, vibrant honeyed fruit and a mellifluous finish that is now fully expressive. It vies with the imperious 1971 as the greatest Yquem of that era. This is simply magnificent." N. Martin for TWA, 98 pts. 06/15

Sauternes, Premier Cru Superieur
4 bottles
Estimate $1,600-2,700


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Keywords

Cru Superieur, Bacterial capsule, Bacteriology, Château d'Yquem, Corrosion, Dessert wine, Fermented drinks, First Growth, Sauternes, Staining, Wine

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