Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.53380 ratings
9.5980 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

The perfect finish ❤️

The perfect finish ❤️

Nov 20th, 2019
Conrad Green

dark. The color of sherry. Nutty oxidized notes and a spectacular sweet depth. Caramel and figs. Really lovely.

dark. The color of sherry. Nutty oxidized notes and a spectacular sweet depth. Caramel and figs. Really lovely.

Nov 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Sweet with white flowers, rich honey. Rounded and deep. Caramel but with a minty lift in the finish. Great stuff.

Sweet with white flowers, rich honey. Rounded and deep. Caramel but with a minty lift in the finish. Great stuff.

Nov 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Soft sweet marmalade. Pretty floral notes. Nutty and supple with a warm sweetness. Wonderful

Soft sweet marmalade. Pretty floral notes. Nutty and supple with a warm sweetness. Wonderful

Nov 13th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Time for dessert!!!

The nose shows; white peach, apricots, dry pineapple, Bosc pear, dry tropical melons, marmalade, honey, orange citrus and blossoms, nuts, toffee, banana peel, burnt caramel, brown raw sugar, baguette crust, soft limestone minerals and floral spring flowers.

The body is thick, gluey and rich and has lots of residual sugar. White peach, apricots, dry pineapple, Bosc pear, dry tropical melons, marmalade, honey, orange citrus and blossoms, nuts, toffee, banana peel, burnt caramel, brown raw sugar, baguette crust, soft limestone minerals and spring flowers. The acidity is beautiful, thick and round. The finish is well balanced and elegant with polish on the finish for days.

Photos of; Chateau d’ Yquem, their tasting room, 1917 bottle of d’ Yquem and botrytis grapes and their barrel room.

Time for dessert!!!

The nose shows; white peach, apricots, dry pineapple, Bosc pear, dry tropical melons, marmalade, honey, orange citrus and blossoms, nuts, toffee, banana peel, burnt caramel, brown raw sugar, baguette crust, soft limestone minerals and floral spring flowers.

The body is thick, gluey and rich and has lots of residual sugar. White peach, apricots, dry pineapple, Bosc pear, dry tropical melons, marmalade, honey, orange citrus and blossoms, nuts, toffee, banana peel, burnt caramel, brown raw sugar, baguette crust, soft limestone minerals and spring flowers. The acidity is beautiful, thick and round. The finish is well balanced and elegant with polish on the finish for days.

Photos of; Chateau d’ Yquem, their tasting room, 1917 bottle of d’ Yquem and botrytis grapes and their barrel room.

Nov 2nd, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Well if this isn’t a way to finish off lunch, I don’t know what is!!! Stewed blend of peaches and apricots on the nose. Who the pallet is a long finish of rolling summer stone fruit. Perfect balance! Utopia again!

Well if this isn’t a way to finish off lunch, I don’t know what is!!! Stewed blend of peaches and apricots on the nose. Who the pallet is a long finish of rolling summer stone fruit. Perfect balance! Utopia again!

Oct 8th, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.3

My oh my.

My oh my.

Sep 2nd, 2019
Nick Apone

1988

1988

Aug 22nd, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

The world’s best finish to a meal (or at anytime) and one of my all time favorite wines, luscious and rich with apricot marmalade, candied pineapple, acacia honey and a long, opulent and lingering creamy finish.

The world’s best finish to a meal (or at anytime) and one of my all time favorite wines, luscious and rich with apricot marmalade, candied pineapple, acacia honey and a long, opulent and lingering creamy finish.

Aug 8th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Young, but a real joy to see how impressive this is currently and to imagine how much of a monster it will be in 20yrs. Intoxicating nose that oozes of honey roasted cashews, orange marmalade, and honey coated mango. Very dense and rich in the middle right now, but it has the classic minute long finish already. I waffled between this being either ‘01 Rieussec or mid-‘00s D’yquem.

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Young, but a real joy to see how impressive this is currently and to imagine how much of a monster it will be in 20yrs. Intoxicating nose that oozes of honey roasted cashews, orange marmalade, and honey coated mango. Very dense and rich in the middle right now, but it has the classic minute long finish already. I waffled between this being either ‘01 Rieussec or mid-‘00s D’yquem.

Aug 3rd, 2019