Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.53102 ratings
9.5907 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

A treat to taste the 86 d'Yquem. Treacle, spice, pineapple and apricot. It is rich and deep and deeply impressive.

Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

A treat to taste the 86 d'Yquem. Treacle, spice, pineapple and apricot. It is rich and deep and deeply impressive.

Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

Nov 10th, 2018
James Forsyth

Rich and pliant, this is a gorgeous wine. Pineapple and apricot. A burst of acidity. Perfect balance. Yet delicious.

Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

Rich and pliant, this is a gorgeous wine. Pineapple and apricot. A burst of acidity. Perfect balance. Yet delicious.

Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

Nov 10th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Lucious and rich with notes of apricot marmalade, candied pineapple, kumquat and lots of botrytis.

Lucious and rich with notes of apricot marmalade, candied pineapple, kumquat and lots of botrytis.

Nov 6th, 2018
Conrad Green

Dark amber in color. Apricots and saffron, orange on the nose. The palate is beautifully poised. Glycerin like texture and the sugar has receded to leave a wonderfully balanced palate. Ripe orange, honey, spice, caramel and acacia. The finish goes on and on. A brilliant bottle.

Dark amber in color. Apricots and saffron, orange on the nose. The palate is beautifully poised. Glycerin like texture and the sugar has receded to leave a wonderfully balanced palate. Ripe orange, honey, spice, caramel and acacia. The finish goes on and on. A brilliant bottle.

Oct 21st, 2018
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9.7

The 2014 d'Yquem has a complex bouquet with buttered toast, almond, honey and peach skin aromas. It opens with greater zeal than its peers, there is more immediacy here. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, a finely tuned and satisfying Sauternes with style and grace, evincing great tension and mineral drive towards the finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2014 d'Yquem has a complex bouquet with buttered toast, almond, honey and peach skin aromas. It opens with greater zeal than its peers, there is more immediacy here. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, a finely tuned and satisfying Sauternes with style and grace, evincing great tension and mineral drive towards the finish. Superb. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

Oct 12th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

So lunch finally has to conclude. Great pairing with crème brûlée. Nectarines and peaches. Well balanced and easy an anomaly for this sweet to be this elegant. Stewed summer rock fruit

So lunch finally has to conclude. Great pairing with crème brûlée. Nectarines and peaches. Well balanced and easy an anomaly for this sweet to be this elegant. Stewed summer rock fruit

Oct 9th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Rich and opulent with notes of honeysuckle, apricot marmalade, pineapple and orange zest

Rich and opulent with notes of honeysuckle, apricot marmalade, pineapple and orange zest

Oct 9th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark amber gold color. Notes of brown sugar, poached pear, warm orange. Rich and round in the mouth. A fitting end to a great lineup tonight. Thks Stan!!

Tasted blind. Dark amber gold color. Notes of brown sugar, poached pear, warm orange. Rich and round in the mouth. A fitting end to a great lineup tonight. Thks Stan!!

Sep 9th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Rich and creamy with notes of apricots, honeysuckle, pineapple, orange zest

Rich and creamy with notes of apricots, honeysuckle, pineapple, orange zest

Sep 1st, 2018
Andrew Lohse

[from 750] drinking very well right now (2018). Indescribable? Taste from some other axis of space-time-sense? Custard, melon, pineapple, diesel, bandaid, orange spice. . .

[from 750] drinking very well right now (2018). Indescribable? Taste from some other axis of space-time-sense? Custard, melon, pineapple, diesel, bandaid, orange spice. . .

Aug 23rd, 2018