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2005 Chateau d'Yquem
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$275.00(Reg:$295.00)
375ml Bottle
$3,300.00(Reg:$3,540.00)
Case of 12
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Item #262704
Size: 375ml
Type: Dessert / Fruit Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, Barsac / Sauternes

"Floral, lemon, apple and cream with dried pineapple and apricot. Full-bodied, but very focused and refined. It starts slowly and then, wham! It goes on and on. Spicy, dried fruits and spices. Full-bodied, medium-sweet. So long and exciting." 95-100 pts.

Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 95 to 100pts


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