The incomparable Yquem 1986

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The incomparable Yquem 1986

Yquem 1986

This was the star wine in a star line-up at Tuesday’s lunch. Just thrillingly good.

Chateau d’Yquem 1986 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Powerful, spicy and intense with lovely flavours of marmalade, apricot, spice and citrus, as well as some sweet melon notes and a delicious creaminess. There’s also a hint of white pepper. This is tantalising. So spicy and profound. 97/100

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  1. Understand the concept that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect wine’, hence the ideological stance against giving any 100 points ever, but agree in part with Chris above: why not 98 or 99 points?

  2. It is recorded on Wine pages 5 years ago, I think, by Neal Martin that he rated the Mullineux Straw wine above this wine served at the same lunch at The Ledbury. So not the perfect wine.

  3. well I was at the lunch,and for what it is worth, although it was certainly a memorable wine, it was not as good as the 42 or 50 Yquem that I have enjoyed in the last two years,and hence I think Jamie,s score is about right.

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