Άλλο ένα μεγάλο γλυκό κρασί από το φημισμένο Chateau dYquem. Υγρός χρυσός με απίστευτη πολυπλοκότητα και ποικιλία αρωμάτων σε μια παλέτα που αγγίζει την τελειότητα! Μεταξένια υφή, πλούτος και οξύτητα, φοβερή ένταση και βάθος... Με λίγα λόγια ένα εξαιρετικά σπάνιο μεγάλο γλυκό κρασί που θα το πίνετε τουλάχιστον για 50 χρόνια!
95+/100 Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2006 Chateau d’Yquem has a slightly reticent bouquet at first that unfolds in the glass. There aromas are well-behaved at first, but then start having some fun with lovely scents of dried honey, dried quince, marzipan and beeswax. Delving further into the aromatics there is a hint of spice and white pepper. The palate is extremely well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is great harmony and composure here – certainly not as voluminous or ravishing as the 2009 – but a controlled and very focused Yquem with a slight saltiness coming through toward the finish. The edginess is absorbing and it should play out nicely with bottle age. This could be the dark horse between the 2001 and 2009. Drink now-2050. Tasted March 2014.
Wine Advocate #213 June 2014
96-98+/100 Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
While no surprise here, this wine, which will be bottled in 2009, is certainly this estate’s greatest effort since their 2001. It completely outclasses everything from the appellation, but even when you’re number one, that’s often hard to do. This light gold wine offers up a sensational smorgasbord of aromas including huge honeyed pineapple and other caramelized tropical fruit flavors, massive richness, and a viscous, unctuous texture with the oak beautifully integrated. The wine has enough acidity to buttress its full-bodied mouthfeel, but this is not by any means the sweetest or most alcoholic of the d’Yquems I have tasted. In fact, in the range of d’Yquems, this is a powerful wine, but it is one built more on finesse and elegance, a la the 1988. Nevertheless, this wine will prove to have 50+ years of longevity. The finish, the mid-palate, the sensation of looking at a skyscraper of Semillon with a small dosage of Sauvignon, is impressive. Like all of the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes, one can drink this young, but the nuances and complexities really don’t emerge for at least a decade, especially in the case of a wine such as this. Bravo! Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
95-100/100 Wine Spectator
This is very long and intense. Really impressive. Full and very sweet, yet racy and fresh, with spicy botrytis character. Fantastic. Score range: 95-100 –JS Issue: Web Only - 2007