(2006 Vintage) A cool year, but one made interesting thanks to a warm, dry summer. The weather was ideal during the harvest and the grapes were in great condition. It was vital to pick only the best terroirs and to avoid the temptation of too large a crop by a rigorous sorting and selection during blending. The result is brilliant and more profound that anyone had dared to hope.
Château d’Yquem 1965 94p Tasted in April 2005. Only microscopic 5% of the harvest was declared worthy d’Yquem, but those grapes, which came through this severe selection, were obviously of impressive quality. Dark amber. In the nose, it had pure botrytis and appeared very intense and deep. Sophisticated and nuanced in every corner. This wine was stunningly fine and a big positive surprise. It should be good enough to keep for another 20 years.
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014
Decanter(1983 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Gold; rich burnished barley sugar nose, powerful, oaky, almost caramelly; rich, sweet, firm, acidity, highly concentrated, barley sugar and raisiny tones, stewed apricots; very good length.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar on 11/03
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 01/01/2010