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Château d'Yquem 1921 (3 BT)

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 110,000 HKD

Château d'Yquem 1921 (3 BT)

Château d'Yquem 1921 (3 BT)

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 110,000 HKD

Lot sold:

162,500

HKD

Château d'Yquem 1921 (3 BT)

u. 3 hs, scuffed and soiled labels, corroded short capsules


A pinnacle of its century. The harvest was very early, with 6 weeks of picking. The serious frost earlier reduced the crop significantly. The grapes dried on the vine, giving concentration but conserving acidity. The alcohol is surprisingly low at 12. 5% but the sugar is high. Amber brown with a yellow rim. A bouquet of orange nectar. A whiff of woodsmoke and bananas, currants, nuts and raisins. A lovely grapefruity flavour. Lavender honey - the lavender is very strong. Tangerines and vanilla. Finish of crushed nuts in honey. This seems indestructible, just so rich and essencelike it almost cannot age. In 2007, it melted in the mouth with cashmere softness. Molasses. A whiff of grapefruit. An open door to all the aromatics. Lavender honey, again. Cloves and oranges. Mahogany/walnuts at the end. Serena Sutcliffe, MW


此年份是二十世紀的巔峰之作。葡萄收成非常早,採摘時間 共六個星期。較早前的嚴重霜凍令收成大量減少。葡萄在藤 上變乾,令果味更濃郁集中,但亦保存了酸度。酒精成分低 得令人驚訝,只有12.5%,而糖分卻甚高。有一絲木煙燻和 香蕉、醋栗、果仁和葡萄乾的氣息。有怡人的柚子味。嚐到 薰衣草蜂蜜味,薰衣草味尤其突出。有桔子和香子蘭味。收 結是碎果仁拌蜂蜜的味道。結構結實豐厚,精華集萃其中, 彷彿永遠不會變老。2007年品嚐,在口腔裡融化,伴著山 羊絨般的柔順質感。有甘蔗糖蜜的味道。一絲柚子味。各種 香氛味道從四方八面而來。再嚐到薰衣草蜂蜜味。然後是丁 香和橙子味。收結有桃花心木/合桃香氣。施慧娜(葡萄酒大 師 M.W.)


3 bts (sc)


The Hong Kong Tax has been fully paid on these lots, however, the buyer has sole responsibility for any transport costs and any duty or taxes when shipping the lot outside of Hong Kong.

 

本拍品在入口香港時已付清相關稅項,但買家須自行支付所有運輸費用、及運送拍品到香港以外地區所產生的關稅或稅項。

 

Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.

 

根據香港法律,不得在業務過程中,向未成年人售賣或供應令人醺醉的酒類。


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