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Lafon Sauternes Contigã¼ d'Yquem 2006

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Robert parker gives this wine a 96-98+ points and writes: "While no surprise here, this wine, which will be bottled in 2009, is certainly this estate’s greatest effort since their 2001. It completely outclasses everything from the appellation, but even when you’re number one, that’s often hard to do. This light gold wine offers up a sensational smorgasbord of aromas including huge honeyed pineapple and other caramelized tropical fruit flavors, massive richness, and a viscous, unctuous texture with the oak beautifully integrated. The wine has enough acidity to buttress its full-bodied mouthfeel, but this is not by any means the sweetest or most alcoholic of the d’Yquems I have tasted. In fact, in the range of d’Yquems, this is a powerful wine, but it is one built more on finesse and elegance, a la the 1988. Nevertheless, this wine will prove to have 50+ years of longevity. The finish, the mid-palate, the sensation of looking at a skyscraper of Semillon with a small dosage of Sauvignon, is impressive. Like all of the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes, one can drink this young, but the nuances and complexities really don’t emerge for at least a decade, especially in the case of a wine such as this. Bravo!"

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External Reviews for Lafon Sauternes Contigã¼ d'Yquem

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

yet racy and fresh


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

This is very long and intense. Really impressive. Full and very sweet, yet racy and fresh, with spicy botrytis character. Fantastic.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/21/2014

This is very long and intense. Really impressive. Full and very sweet yet racy and fresh with spicy botrytis character. Fantastic. Score range: 95-100 -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

This is very long and intense. Really impressive. Full and very sweet, yet racy and fresh, with spicy botrytis character. Fantastic. Score range: 95-100 –JS Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Yquem, Chateau d' 6000ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with spicy botrytis character. Fantastic.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

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Robert parker gives this wine a 96-98+ points and writes: "While no surprise here, this wine, which will be bottled in 2009, is certainly this estate’s greatest effort since their 2001. It completely outclasses everything from the appellation, but even when you’re number one, that’s often hard to do. This light gold wine offers up a sensational smorgasbord of aromas including huge honeyed pineapple and other caramelized tropical fruit flavors, massive richness, and a viscous, unctuous texture with the oak beautifully integrated. The wine has enough acidity to buttress its full-bodied mouthfeel, but this is not by any means the sweetest or most alcoholic of the d’Yquems I have tasted. In fact, in the range of d’Yquems, this is a powerful wine, but it is one built more on finesse and elegance, a la the 1988. Nevertheless, this wine will prove to have 50+ years of longevity. The finish, the mid-palate, the sensation of looking at a skyscraper of Semillon with a small dosage of Sauvignon, is impressive. Like all of the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes, one can drink this young, but the nuances and complexities really don’t emerge for at least a decade, especially in the case of a wine such as this. Bravo!"

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