Moncharm | Ch. d'Yquem 1990
An astonishing Yquem label courtesy of Moncharm, the 1990 is one of the finest labels of the estate so far. A great concoction of unmatchable richness and delicious sweetness coupled with finesse and opulence. It boasts a majestic mild gold color which is accompanied by a bouquet of enchanting sweet aromas tropical fruits caramelized with honey, apricots, coconut and peaches. The fruity aromas are wonderfully balanced with the earthly aromas of oak wood. The palate is packed with fruity notes that are coupled with well-integrated acidity and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The wine is the epitome of harmony and purity. The wine can last easily for half a century to even a century.
There was a boom in grape cultivation in Pauillac region due to the urging of the Lafite lords. In this time, Milon wines became Château Lafite's second wine. In 1855, Duhart Milon was classified as the only fourth growth vineyard in Pauillac due to its excellent soil quality. The property came in the hands of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1962. It is during this time that the vineyard received an expert touch and flourished into its current form. Absolute care is given to this estate that results into wines that show magnificent structure and depth.
Neighbouring Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien, the Pauliac region is a known for its exemplary wines and vineyards. It boasts three first growth estates and many legendary winemakers including Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour. It has a gravel-rich soil which allows the roots to reach deeper than all the other regions in Medoc, this adds an efficacious quality to the fruit and leads to complex and concentrated wines.