d'YQuem

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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I had one for the first time this year -- a half bottle of the 2002. It was a $100+ well spent. Very balanced, elegant, not coyingly sweet. Clearly head and shoulders better than another Sauternes that was half (or maybe a third) of the price.


you mena the 2001 Guirard 750ml that I opened? head and shoulders for sure.
it was 80$
I had the 1989 for the second time a little while ago and was underwhelmed...again. This time it was along with a vertical at a D'Yquem tasting dinner. The 1962 also underwhelming - more of the monolithic profile of the 89. Young ones were ok but not worth the juice by any stretch.

I haven't tasted the 01. It may be stellar and worth the price.

The 1983 was stunning - had it the night after the D'Yquem tasting dinner. The 83 was a bit lighter than the 89 but way more complex and interesting. Ethereal. If you want to splurge on a great, aged d'Yquem, I'd recommend the 83.

That said, there are many other great Sauternes that you can buy 10 of for the price of 1 d'Yquem in any given vintage. Whether that is good QPR is up to each of us to decide.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I had one for the first time this year -- a half bottle of the 2002. It was a $100+ well spent. Very balanced, elegant, not coyingly sweet. Clearly head and shoulders better than another Sauternes that was half (or maybe a third) of the price.

you mena the 2001 Guirard 750ml that I opened? head and shoulders for sure.
it was 80$
Yup, that's the one. I think it's $80 for a 750 though.
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
I haven't tasted the 01. It may be stellar and worth the price.


Can be had for the low low price of $475.95 at Bay and King or Queen and Coxwell LCBOs.


If that's for a 750 you should back up the truck.

PH
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
I haven't tasted the 01. It may be stellar and worth the price.


Can be had for the low low price of $475.95 at Bay and King or Queen and Coxwell LCBOs.

I like the 95 cents in the price -- like it's gonna be more appealing than $476.
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Originally posted by irwin:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
I have to figure out how to be in the neighborhood when Board-O opens his last 1967.

PH


We could invite him down here. Wink
He reports that his power went out about 10AM today or so.


Board-O. Come on down! I'll open something suitable to start. Let's say a 1988 Krug and a 1982 Mouton........

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
I haven't tasted the 01. It may be stellar and worth the price.


Can be had for the low low price of $475.95 at Bay and King or Queen and Coxwell LCBOs.


If that's for a 750 you should back up the truck.

PH


Not a chance, it's for a 375.
you mena the 2001 Guirard 750ml that I opened? head and shoulders for sure.
it was 80$[/QUOTE]Yup, that's the one. I think it's $80 for a 750 though.[/QUOTE]

+1 I've had the 01 Guiraud 3 times, stunning each time. Opened a 1990 Guiraud at the last offline.

The most recent price (US) I paid for the 01 Guiraud was $60.

$160 last week for 01 Rieussec (but haven't opened yet).
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
I haven't tasted the 01. It may be stellar and worth the price.


Can be had for the low low price of $475.95 at Bay and King or Queen and Coxwell LCBOs.


If that's for a 750 you should back up the truck.

PH


Not a chance, it's for a 375.


WAIT! They reduced it by $100 so it's only $375 for a half!
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by uwphysmed:
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Originally posted by CSM:
According to the vintages site it shows $475.95


On clearance at the LCBO for $100.05 off (notice the extra enticement from the nickel):

http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/...EN&itemNumber=682518


Last thing I needed to know hahaha. Thanks for the update. At that price, it's actually worth a buy.


AML: looks like the bottle at Burnamthorpe is still there, and is at the $375 price.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by uwphysmed:
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Originally posted by CSM:
According to the vintages site it shows $475.95


On clearance at the LCBO for $100.05 off (notice the extra enticement from the nickel):

http://lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/...EN&itemNumber=682518


Last thing I needed to know hahaha. Thanks for the update. At that price, it's actually worth a buy.


AML: looks like the bottle at Burnamthorpe is still there, and is at the $375 price.


If I had not just blown and insane amount of $$$$ on classics and the Auction, I would be all over this like a fat kid on a smartie....totally worth $375 and will be an absolute legend in 30-100 years....
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Originally posted by Mimik:
I've had the 2001 Yquem maybe 4-5 times and it is a 100 pointer every time. If you can afford it(even if it is the only bottle you'll buy in a month), it is well worth the price of admission.


Just to add in a contrasting viewpoint: I think the 01 Yquem is stellar but was a tad closed when I tried it about a year ago. The 01 Fargues tasted the same day was perhaps a tad more enjoyable and is a superb wine in its own right. I have no doubt that the 01 Yquem will be legendary after more development and I would encourage everyone to try it if they can, but if you cannot I think there are many wines that are somewhat close (01 Fargues, 01 Suduiraut).
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Originally posted by aagrawal:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
I've had the 2001 Yquem maybe 4-5 times and it is a 100 pointer every time. If you can afford it(even if it is the only bottle you'll buy in a month), it is well worth the price of admission.


Just to add in a contrasting viewpoint: I think the 01 Yquem is stellar but was a tad closed when I tried it about a year ago. The 01 Fargues tasted the same day was perhaps a tad more enjoyable and is a superb wine in its own right. I have no doubt that the 01 Yquem will be legendary after more development and I would encourage everyone to try it if they can, but if you cannot I think there are many wines that are somewhat close (01 Fargues, 01 Suduiraut).


01 Rieussec?

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