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Chateau D' Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes 1994

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Beautiful, brilliant, golden colour. The nose is still closed-in, but has well-defined fruity overtones (apricot, preserved grapes and gingerbread). The overripe aromas are balanced out by more floral hints, such as acacia. This wine is much more expressive on the palate than on the nose at this stage. It starts out quite powerful and round, but with fine acidity. This is the effect of the clay soils, which provided most of the grapes used to make this vintage. The palate is then taken over by candied fruit flavours. This wine's richness and volume are counter-balanced by its astonishing acidity. The aftertaste is impressively long and there can be no doubt that this vintage will age wonderfully. It is a wine that, due to its very essence, deserves spending time a long time in the cellar. 1994 VINTAGE AT CHATEAU D'YQUEM The magnificent summer of 1994 gave us every hope for this vintage's great potential. There was a full two-week advance compared to the average vintage. The weather nevertheless had a surprise in store: two weeks of rain at the end of September, which was a very trying experience for us all. Some early-maturing plots, on gravelly and sandy soil, suffered greatly. Grapes from there were almost totally eliminated during the sorting process. Fortunately, 15 consecutive days of easterly wind, starting in early October, with warm, summer-like sunshine, brought about a veritable miracle on Yquem's clay soil vineyard plots. Grapes here became concentrated very quickly and were completely covered by noble rot. From that point on, it was a race to avoid going over the normal 20 degrees of potential alcohol, which are generally so difficult to achieve. There was no interruption to picking from October 5th to the 14th. This was largely thanks to a large, efficient workforce. A very promising harvest went into the cellar. 1994, is the "millésime du terroir", a vintage in which the intrinsic quality of d'Yquem's soil made all the difference. This vintage, combining finesse and power, is only just beginning to reveal its huge potential.


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Beautiful, brilliant, golden colour. The nose is still closed-in, but has well-defined fruity overtones (apricot, preserved grapes and gingerbread). The overripe aromas are balanced out by more floral hints, such as acacia. This wine is much more expressive on the palate than on the nose at this stage. It starts out quite powerful and round, but with fine acidity. This is the effect of the clay soils, which provided most of the grapes used to make this vintage. The palate is then taken over by candied fruit flavours. This wine's richness and volume are counter-balanced by its astonishing acidity. The aftertaste is impressively long and there can be no doubt that this vintage will age wonderfully. It is a wine that, due to its very essence, deserves spending time a long time in the cellar. 1994 VINTAGE AT CHATEAU D'YQUEM The magnificent summer of 1994 gave us every hope for this vintage's great potential. There was a full two-week advance compared to the average vintage. The weather nevertheless had a surprise in store: two weeks of rain at the end of September, which was a very trying experience for us all. Some early-maturing plots, on gravelly and sandy soil, suffered greatly. Grapes from there were almost totally eliminated during the sorting process. Fortunately, 15 consecutive days of easterly wind, starting in early October, with warm, summer-like sunshine, brought about a veritable miracle on Yquem's clay soil vineyard plots. Grapes here became concentrated very quickly and were completely covered by noble rot. From that point on, it was a race to avoid going over the normal 20 degrees of potential alcohol, which are generally so difficult to achieve. There was no interruption to picking from October 5th to the 14th. This was largely thanks to a large, efficient workforce. A very promising harvest went into the cellar. 1994, is the "millésime du terroir", a vintage in which the intrinsic quality of d'Yquem's soil made all the difference. This vintage, combining finesse and power, is only just beginning to reveal its huge potential.

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