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Château d'Yquem 1921 (1 MAG)

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Château d'Yquem 1921 (1 MAG)

Château d'Yquem 1921 (1 MAG)

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,000

USD

Château d'Yquem 1921

Sauternes, 1er Grand Cru Classé

u.vts, rebouche in 1993, damp-stained and torn label, corroded and slightly torn capsule

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 essence-like 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


1 mag (cn)