Chateau d'Yquem 2011 Premier Grand Cru Sauternes, Half Bottle (375mL)
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Like a modern Napoleon, you think everything looks better gilded in metallics. Worth it's weight in liquid gold, Chateau d'Yquem has the Midas touch for Sauternes and has been the absolute icon for the French varietal for more than 400 years. The renowned house makes opulent and highly selective vintages only in years good enough to be cellared for future generations, and the 2011 was an exciting vintage. Golden hued, like sunshine captured in a bottle, critics call it "nectar of the gods" — full of amazing flavors and aromatic complexity. The cellar team still remembers the heady fragrance emerging from the winepress. Certain connoisseurs consider it outrageous to drink a young Yquem and believe that opening such a monumental wine before its 30th birthday is tantamount to a sacrilege. Others, on the contrary, think that d'Yquem should be enjoyed at all stages in its life. Choose your own enchanted path to delight.