The Yquem 2003 has 145gms/L residual sugar, much higher than the
2002 and 2004 as one might expect given the growing season. The nose does not
have the harmony and focus of the 2002 and for this taster lacks a little
complexity. A “fat” nose of orange-blossom, acacia honey and tangible botrytis.
The palate has a “fatness” and richness to it, but I yearn for a little more
acidity. Orange peel, nectarine and peach towards the finish. This Yquem has
immediate appeal, but perhaps like the 1990 it will be overtaken by fresher,
superior balanced Yquems in the long run?
Tasted April 2008.
#0708 Jul 2008 / Neal Martin)
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