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1949 Chateau d' Yquem 1949 1er Cru Sauternes (Base of neck neck perfect Provenance)

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Ref: 17455.

From the outstanding 1949 vintage, this very rare Yquem scored five stars by Michael Broadbent "Exquisitely floral, orange blossom bouquet; still sweet and fleshy, dry finish. A wine of style and charm. One of my top marks... Gorgeous" Drink now-2030. A stunning anniversary gift. Facsimile label. Embossed capsule

This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.

Price: 1,299.97

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The 1945 vintage in Bordeaux was outstanding despite the end of the War. The growing conditions were perfect with a warm, sunny dry growing season and a hot summer. The drought like conditions produced very tannic wines from the concentrated grapes and this led to wines with extraordinary ageing potential. Many believe this is the vintage of the Century and the wines that survive have achieved legendary status.

I have had this many times - don't ask! Huge sugar, high alcohol wine. It was the year of an extremely rare frost on 2 May. There were 6 'waves' of picking over 6 weeks, similar to 2005. Wonderful nose of the caramel crust of a creme brulee and Seville oranges. Drink with a cream made with ground almonds. So multi-dimensional, deep and intense. The volatility varies with the bottles, but the majestic quality does not. Last tasted from magnum in 2007. Incredible Seville oranges bouquet. The most pure, figgy fruit of any 1945 I have had. Pomegranates. So much balance and fabulously complete and complex. Endless on the palate. On this showing, not 3 star, but 4 star. Serena Sutcliffe, MW

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