7262
7262
CHATEAU D'YQUEM 1945
Estimate
13,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 19,600 HKD
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7262
CHATEAU D'YQUEM 1945
Estimate
13,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 19,600 HKD
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CHATEAU D'YQUEM 1945
Château d'Yquem 1945
Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classé
u.ts, worn and slightly corroded capsule, label soiled and partly taped on the left and right edges

I have had this many times - don't ask! Huge sugar, high alcohol wine. It was the year of an extremely rare frost on 2 May. There were 6 'waves' of picking over 6 weeks, similar to 2005. Wonderful nose of the caramel crust of a crème brûlée and Seville oranges. Drink with a cream made with ground almonds. So multi-dimensional, deep and intense. The volatility varies with the bottles, but the majestic quality does not. Last tasted from magnum in 2007. Incredible Seville oranges bouquet. The most pure, figgy fruit of any 1945 I have had. Pomegranates. So much balance and fabulously complete and complex. Endless on the palate. On this showing, not 3 star, but 4 star. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

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