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Sweet Relief at Chateau d'Yquem

by Chuck Hayward

After seven consecutive days of tasting the 2011 Bordeaux reds from morning to night, nothing was more soothing on my palate than a trip south to Sauternes to taste the vintage’s deliciously sweet (and tannin-free!) whites.

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Saving the best for last— My final, final at Chateau d'Yquem

by Chuck Hayward

Last day in Bordeaux. Gotta go out with a bang, and boy did I ever. Just like capping off a terrific meal, my trip ended on a high note at none other than Chateau d’Yquem. And the best part? I didn't know I was going until the boss handed me the car keys.

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