Château d'Yquem 2005 Barrel sample White (Sauternes)
94-96 Barrel sample. So pure, it is almost a straight line of ripe, honeyed fruit and dense spices. There are flavors of marmalade and ripe pear, and steely, tight acidity. As always, the best.
Château Haut-Brion 2006 Barrel sample White (Pessac-Léognan)
94—96 Barrel sample. The white wine from Haut-Brion is always one of the stars of the Pessac-Léognan whites, and this great white year is no exception. It’s the fruit that leads, and behind this the structure follows. The wood is an essential adjunct to the fruit, a spice and toast touch to the recipe.
Château d'Yquem 2006 Barrel sample White (Sauternes)
94—96 Barrel sample. This is the rich wine of the vintage. With its intensen fruit, piles of spice, but excellent balance, this promises flavors of baked apples and intense dried fruits. The botrytis layer is discreet, a hint rather than overpowering.