Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.53056 ratings
9.5890 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
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

Aug 19th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Rich, creamy and honeyed, orange peel, apricot marmalade, candied peach. The best.

Rich, creamy and honeyed, orange peel, apricot marmalade, candied peach. The best.

Aug 13th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Lovely savory element makes this enticing

Lovely savory element makes this enticing

Jul 29th, 2018
Greg Gregory

One of the best Yquem’s I’ve ever had.

One of the best Yquem’s I’ve ever had.

Jul 1st, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Candied and honey dipped Apricots and peaches. Vibrant and sweet caramel. What a great ways to climax the evening

Candied and honey dipped Apricots and peaches. Vibrant and sweet caramel. What a great ways to climax the evening

Jun 29th, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Always a treat but I wonder if this was a rupee or warmer year. A bit more fruit in your face than I’ve had in the past.

Always a treat but I wonder if this was a rupee or warmer year. A bit more fruit in your face than I’ve had in the past.

Jun 21st, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark gold. Aromatic honeyed nose with notes of brown sugar, cardamom spice, and something like warm orange sauce. Long lasting finish. This was much darker than the last bottle we had of this. Maybe a storage issue at some point. Still, a great end to an amazing evening. A birthday dinner where the guests get the presents. Thks Murray!

Tasted blind. Dark gold. Aromatic honeyed nose with notes of brown sugar, cardamom spice, and something like warm orange sauce. Long lasting finish. This was much darker than the last bottle we had of this. Maybe a storage issue at some point. Still, a great end to an amazing evening. A birthday dinner where the guests get the presents. Thks Murray!

May 28th, 2018
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9.6

The 1988 d'Yquem is almost identical to the bottle I tasted in 2016. This is almost Barsac-like in style on the nose with scents of barley sugar, complemented by marmalade and mandarin, fresh and vibrant with a palpable sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture but it is not, and has never been, as unctuous as either the 1989 or 1990. However, what the 1988 does possess is a surfeit of vitality and tension. There are layers of blood orange, quince and marmalade towards the finish that as the aromatics suggest, comes across as quite Barsac in style. Superb. Tasted at Château Batailley. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1988 d'Yquem is almost identical to the bottle I tasted in 2016. This is almost Barsac-like in style on the nose with scents of barley sugar, complemented by marmalade and mandarin, fresh and vibrant with a palpable sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture but it is not, and has never been, as unctuous as either the 1989 or 1990. However, what the 1988 does possess is a surfeit of vitality and tension. There are layers of blood orange, quince and marmalade towards the finish that as the aromatics suggest, comes across as quite Barsac in style. Superb. Tasted at Château Batailley. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Great experience, second best Yquem in the 90s, great acidity, honeysuckle, peach, full botrytis. I have only drunk 1990 which was ever so slightly better in the 90s. A privilege to drink and at a 180 euros a bottle it was a steal.

Great experience, second best Yquem in the 90s, great acidity, honeysuckle, peach, full botrytis. I have only drunk 1990 which was ever so slightly better in the 90s. A privilege to drink and at a 180 euros a bottle it was a steal.

May 17th, 2018
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.4

Brilliant wine. A real treat.

Brilliant wine. A real treat.

May 8th, 2018