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information 1996

Château d'Yquem

"Tasted single blind at Farr’s 2005 dinner in Hong Kong. It is a while since I last tasted this vintage. Like before, the nose is tightly coiled and demands coaxing from the glass, but eventually it yields and offers a lovely bouquet of wild honey, honeysuckle, lemon curd and barleysugar. The palate is more tensile then I remember on the entry, with a keen thread of acidity and notes of mandarin, Seville orange, tinned apricot and honey, hints of almond sprinkled over the finish. It does not quite have the complexity of a top flight Yquem, but it is still a great Sauternes for long-term consideration. Tasted November 2011." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,250.00
  • €1,432.50
  • $1,606.25
  • $HK12,521.25

(approx)

95 NM Order
information 1996

Château d'Yquem

"Tasted single blind at Farr’s 2005 dinner in Hong Kong. It is a while since I last tasted this vintage. Like before, the nose is tightly coiled and demands coaxing from the glass, but eventually it yields and offers a lovely bouquet of wild honey, honeysuckle, lemon curd and barleysugar. The palate is more tensile then I remember on the entry, with a keen thread of acidity and notes of mandarin, Seville orange, tinned apricot and honey, hints of almond sprinkled over the finish. It does not quite have the complexity of a top flight Yquem, but it is still a great Sauternes for long-term consideration. Tasted November 2011." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

12 x 37.5cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,250.00
  • €1,432.50
  • $1,606.25
  • $HK12,521.25

(approx)

95 NM Order
information 2005

Château Climens

"Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vibrant honeyed fruit that builds and builds in the mouth in tandem with a killer line of acidity. Even though it is a convincing, great Climens, you also have the impression that it is only just beginning to show what it is capable of. Bérénice Lurton and her team excelled in this vintage and it comes strongly recommended." - Neal Martin

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2 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£695.00
  • €796.47
  • $893.08
  • $HK6,961.82

(approx)

97 NM Order
information 2010

Cypres de Climens

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10 cases in stock

12 x 37.5cl 10 IB
OC
£202.00
  • €231.49
  • $259.57
  • $HK2,023.43

(approx)

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information 2013

Blanc de Lynch Bages

"A blend of 54% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Semillon and 18% Muscadelle raised 50% in new oak, this has a fragrant bouquet with scents of apple peel, dried apricot and a hints of white peach that is well defined. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, nicely integrated oak, which then eases off the accelerator towards the finish. Tasted April 2014." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£350.00
  • €401.10
  • $449.75
  • $HK3,505.95

(approx)

89-91 NM Order
information 2014

Château d'Yquem

"The Château Yquem 2014 was picked over 9 weeks this year, with one-quarter of the grapes picked prior to 15 September. It delivers 134 grams per liter residual sugar and 7.3 grams per liter tartaric acid, with a pH 3.60. It has a captivating bouquet (I know...I know...what else were you expecting) But it entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. Occasionally an Yquem only reveals its components parts at this early juncture, necessitates conjecture. However the 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the élevage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few "flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish. It's not quite up there in the rarefied heights of say, the 2001 or 2009, but it is what we call in the trade, "the business."" - Neal Martin

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7 cases in stock

6 x 75cl 7 IB
OWC
£1,287.50
  • €1,475.48
  • $1,654.44
  • $HK12,896.89

(approx)

96-98 NM Order
information 2015

Caillou Blanc de Talbot

"The 2015 Caillou Blanc de Talbot has an attractive butterscotch, white peach and almond-scented bouquet that is well defined and already quite generous. The palate is fresh on the entry with a pleasant waxy texture. However, I found a slight bitterness on the back palate and the finish seems to undo the good work of the nose, with a slight metallic taint on the aftertaste. Hopefully that will be addressed during élevage." - Neal Martin

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6 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 6 IB
OWC
£295.00
  • €338.07
  • $379.08
  • $HK2,955.02

(approx)

85-87 NM Order
information 2015

Château d'Yquem

"The 2015 Château d'Yquem is a blend of 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc that was picked on the gravelly soils as early as 3 and 4 September until 21 October, four tries through the vineyard. It delivers 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, with six-grams of tartaric acid, a pH 3.65 and 13.9% alcohol. It has a show-stopping bouquet that is beautifully defined and very complex and exuberant, infused with greater mineralité than recent vintages - intense but not as flamboyant as say the 2009 Yquem at this stage. The palate boasts absolutely stunning balance. This is a Yquem without a hair out of place: fantastically pure, botrytised fruit caressing the mouth. That is as per normal. What distinguishes this Yquem is the sense of electricity that is imbued by that razor-sharp acidity. There is just unbelievably tension here and to be frank, there is little point in me continuing to write this note, because it is simply an astonishing Yquem that will rank alongside the 2001 and 2009." - Neal Martin

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5 cases in stock

12 x 37.5cl 5 IB
OWC
£1,495.00
  • €1,713.27
  • $1,921.08
  • $HK14,975.42

(approx)

98-100 NM Order