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colour: mature with a garnet core nose: mature claret. red berries. dust. a little frayed at the edges. taste: red fruits and a little dusty. this tasted like it had a final burst of red fruit and then faded a little. this is just past its peak and should be drunk now and over the next 4-5 years. It is however a fine old claret and is still enjoyable.
opened and decanted. consumed after 1 hour in the decanter. colour: still youthful with a full garnet core and slight fade to rim but no bricking. nose: red berries. some violets. black currant. very resolved. lovely. taste: nice depth and surprisingly young. the fruit is still there showing cassis, and red currant. tannins are now resolved and nearly every element is harmonious. not the longest finish in the world but everything else is so good you can forgive this. beautiful wine to drink now but will hold at this level for another 10 plus years.
opened and decanted. left for 1 hour then consumed over the following 4 hours. colour: opaque tawny with amber edge. mature. not as clear as i'd like. nose: syrup, red berries. olive and cedar. taste:.considering the age it feels quite youthful.cedar and tobacco. very very fine. tannic finish. this wine is ready to drink now and i don't think will improve with any cellaring so drink up!
opened, decanted and drank through the night. colour: nicely mature with watery garnet rim. nose: plum. cedar. spice and oak. quite complex taste: red berries, slight sherry undertone and a short slightly sour finish. this is a very tasty and refined claret that is now in its drinking window but with 10 plus years ahead. it has a slightly persistent taste of sherry cask and this is a little off putting however this is very very tasty. yum.
opened and decanted for 1 hour. colour: deep and bright golden. viscous nose: subtly complex. chalk and wax at first then opens up to show custard cream and vanillin. very slight floral hint. taste: very smooth and unctious. custard cream again. waxy. great balance between sweetness and acidity. a little peach and a long finish. I am not sure whether yquem can ever live up to the hopes and expectations of its legendary status, especially when tasting it for the first time , however, this is undoubtedly a great wine but i was hoping for more. in saying that, i'm not exactly disappointed as this is a very lovely wine to drink now or in the long term future.