Tuesday 23 January 2024

New Year´s Eve - The Sweet Stuff

2000 Vintage Port, Silval
A still young, tight, forceful nose with notes of raisins, chocolate, asphalt and band aid. High and fine.
The taste is tight and concentrated with lots of chocolate covered raisins alongside toasted nuts, asphalt and bakelite. Very long. 15+ years.
92p   (tasted 2023/12)

2020 Château d´Yquem
From a half bottle. Just stunning. One of the best wines tastes during 2023, and made it to the most memorable list - Barolista: The Ten Most Memorable Wines Of 2023.
The nose is bottomless deep and hauntingly beautiful with notes of almond paste, ripe oranges, oil cloth, detergent and wet grass. Soooo complex.
The taste is high and intense with a breathtaking concentration and focus. Only needs 10+ years to hit perfection.
98p   (tasted 2023/12)

1990 Château d´Yquem
From a half bottle. A very deep, sweet, multi layered nose with notes of orange jam, matchbox, wet earth and candied orange peels. Very fine.
The taste is rich and concentrated with notes of vanilla cooked orange peels, pineapple, earth and matchbox. Very long. Some maturity. 6+ years.
93p   (tasted 2023/12)

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