Tasting Notes d'Yquem 1999
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I have tasted the Yquem '99 a number of times recently and I feel that I was too harsh in my reading of it back in 2006, when it amidst a sulky adolescence. Here, the nose is still a little conservative but more expressive with scents of butterscotch, tangerine, pear skin and white flowers that becomes increasingly 'heady' with aeration, as if it belatedly became aware of its importance. The palate is viscous on the entry with touches of spice, dried honey, subtle notes of shaved ginger and an open-knit, generous finish that suggests bottles can be broached now. This is a fine Yquem, though not as cerebral as other vintages. Drink now-2025. Tasted October 2012.