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Yquem 2001 - the tasting note
10 Oct 2005 by JR
I have now had a chance to taste (from a half bottle) the just-released Ch d'Yquem 2001 and it certainly is a great wine. As we have discussed already here , the price is extremely high, but it is difficult to see such an exceptional wine losing value. This is one of the vintages made by the old patron Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces when the property was already in the hands of the giant LVMH luxury goods group who installed Pierre Lurton of Ch Cheval Blanc to take his place in 2004. All sorts of legal and commercial shenanigans were taking place during this interim era, but it seems as though Nature managed to impose its will over...

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