Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue
ITEM 8118678 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar
From one of the 20th century's celebrated vintages for Yquem, this bottle stands up to all the hype--unforgettable for its purity, elegance, harmony, its "total" everything. Powerful, yet it seems weightless on the palate,...
...caramelly and crusty...actually magnificent
...with a full intensity bouquet of vanillin spice, honey, ripe pineapples, and coconut...has layers of sweet, opulent fruit, excellent balance, and a hefty, powerful finish.
The nose is elegant with scents of mandarin, marmalade, wet wool and Japanese yuzu, although it distinctly lacks the same energy as the 1971. The palate is well-balanced with fine tension and beautifully judged acidity.
...Very full and luscious and sweet..