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Y D'Yquem 2017 (750ML)

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98 JS / 95 WS / 17.5 JR

This is an exotic dry white with dried mango and pineapple and some slate throughout. Full-bodied with dense, rich fruit and saltiness, which, together with extremely energetic acidity, really drive the finish. Drink now or hold. - James Suckling

White peach and lemon peel notes mingle out front in this slightly exotic and very seductive white. A flash of shortbread caresses the finish, allowing white ginger and yellow apple notes to glide in for added range and length. Everything ripples, with finely beaded acidity. Beautiful and distinctive. - JM, Wine Spectator

Harvest started on 16 August. Around 75% Sauvignon, 25% Sémillon (with a small proportion of botrytis). RS 7 g/l.
Strongly aromatic, really singing with herbs, peach and apricot – it's more like Rhône than Loire. It's powerful but balanced, with the acid working well too. Rich and indulgent, with length and breadth and every dimension. - Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson .com

The 2017 Y de Yquem was picked very early from 16 August to 25 August. It was released the week prior to my visit. Side by side, the bouquet is almost identical to the 2018 with green apple and hints of yellow flower, the Sauvignon Blanc very expressive (75% of the blend). The palate is sweet and a little more viscous thanks to the additional gram of residual sugar compared to the previous vintage with hints of nectarine and apricot laced with lemongrass towards the persistent finish. Excellent. -- Neal Martin, Vinous Media

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