The 2006 is sweet and full but with a lovely freshness and acidity that lifts it off the palate. Great texture and depth with a subtle elegance and purity of fruit.
Almost certainly the best sweet white wine in the world; probably the best white wine in the world; really expensive to produce and relatively cheap to buy given all that.
The wine will last forever so don’t be even slightly afraid of old vintages. As is often the case, the best value is probably to be found in the 80s.
The blend is 80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc.
There is also a dry white wine produced in the chateau called ‘Y’ de Chateau d’Yquem. To avoid snearing wine merchants looking down their noses at you, it’s wise to pronounced the ‘Y’ as ‘eegreck’
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2006 was a good vintage in Sauternes
2006 was an above average vintage in Bordeaux