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Staff Pick

Half-Bottle of Sauternes, Ch. d'Yquem - 2005

Item # 18299 375mL
$249.96/ Single Bottle
$2999.52 $2699.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Classic notes of almond shells, coconut, and honeysuckle show how young this vintage really is. There is a huge prresence in the mouth with thick, rich apricot flavors, great structure with spicy notes coming from both the botrytis and wood. The finish is fresh and full of yellow fruits that just linger. Quite young and in tact to hold for decades to come.


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Staff Pick Notes

A wine for dreamers! Here is how this should go: It's summer in NYC, you are at the park, seated on a comfortable blanket, with a glass of Chateau d'Yquem in your hand, of course! Staring at the sky as the night takes over, the stars look back at you, and then from the stage: "Out of this wood do not desire to go. Thou shalt remain here whether thou wilt or no. I am a spirit of no common rate. The summer still doth tend upon my state. And I do love thee. Therefore go with me. I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee. And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep, And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep. And I will purge thy mortal grossness so That thou shalt like an airy spirit go." Sweet dreams and cheers, my Love!

- MB

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