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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 759

    Château d'Yquem 1990

    12 bottles per lot

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    Château d'Yquem 1990
    Sauternes, 1er grand cru classé
    In original wooden case, slightly damaged. Original tissues and straws. Some bin-soiled labels, slightly damp-affected. Levels base of neck or better
    Tasting note: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 122 Apr 1999

    12 bottles per lot

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