• Finest and Rarest Wines from a auction at Christies

    Sale 2953

    Finest and Rarest Wines from a Famous Private Cellar

    23 November 2012, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3413

    Château d'Yquem--Vintage 1847

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    Château d'Yquem--Vintage 1847
    Sauternes, 1er grand cru classé
    Believed Bordeaux or Belgian-bottled. Cut capsule to reveal non-branded cork. Bin-soiled and damaged plain parchment label. Level upper-shoulder. Medium amber colour. In carton
    Tasting Note: Picking commenced 25 September. Tasted on eight occasions. Three times in April and once in September 1986, all amazingly good, wines with astonishing power and concentration. One, with a Cruse, Bordeaux, label, a disaster at Bud Moon's Yquem tasting in 1988. Thickly coloured; raisiny; intensely sweet with great length in 1995. At the great Yquem tasting in 1998 an attractive amber-gold; overpoweringly sweet nose; immensely sweet, fabulous flavour, incredible finish. Most recently, a superb bottle with short gold capsule and original cork: faultless bouquet, harmonious, glorious evolution in the glass; very rich, excellent flavour, perfect acidity, length and finish. Last tasted at Wilfred Jaeger's remarkable pre-phylloxera Bordeaux tasting, June 2001 ******! (6 stars) M. B.
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