Tasting Notes d'Yquem 2004
A blend of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc with 128 gms/L residual, this is a very good Sauternes for the vintage and for me, superior to the slightly blowsy 2003. A creamy, honeyed nose with hints of almond, apple-blossom and hazelnut. Very good lift. He palate is well-balanced with good acidity, touches of frangipane, honey, quince and Satsuma. Very elegant on the finish with superb length, though you could argue that it does not have the persistency and penetration of the ’01. Still, very attractive indeed. Tasted April 2008.