Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.684 ratings
9.524 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

M’s bday dinner (11/12). Tasted blind. Dark gold, heavy. Notes of brown sugar, clove, tan spice, apricot, burnt orange, peach and a little honey. In the mouth this comes across as perhaps one of the richest Sauternes I’ve tasted. Big mouth feel. Layers of complexity as the acidity comes and goes but the richness is constant. Great finish to the evening.

M’s bday dinner (11/12). Tasted blind. Dark gold, heavy. Notes of brown sugar, clove, tan spice, apricot, burnt orange, peach and a little honey. In the mouth this comes across as perhaps one of the richest Sauternes I’ve tasted. Big mouth feel. Layers of complexity as the acidity comes and goes but the richness is constant. Great finish to the evening.

May 27th, 2019
Nico J. Snyman

EA (nail polish) all over it, but still interesting all the same.

EA (nail polish) all over it, but still interesting all the same.

Feb 12th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2018
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

Some of that honeyed character coming out candied pineapple orange marmalade and notes of Caramel very complex smooth and creamy texture cream and still quite fresh on the finish lots of fruit and lots of zesty acidity

Some of that honeyed character coming out candied pineapple orange marmalade and notes of Caramel very complex smooth and creamy texture cream and still quite fresh on the finish lots of fruit and lots of zesty acidity

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2014
Mike Saviage

Amber gold. Beautiful old Sauternes nose. Baked apricots, brown sugar, earth. Impactful mouthfeel and a long finish. Great finish to a great night of food and vino.

Amber gold. Beautiful old Sauternes nose. Baked apricots, brown sugar, earth. Impactful mouthfeel and a long finish. Great finish to a great night of food and vino.

Jun 4th, 2017
Eileen Hallmark

It was actually 1976. And epic. Actually beyond epic.

It was actually 1976. And epic. Actually beyond epic.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Nice to drink a d'Yquem at the top of its game; this 75 was; superb, peachy actually in harmony with the botrytis aromatics which have subsided back to semillon honey; dried nut delicious, not overly coloured; just perfect with double cream brie; produced by locals when d'Yquem winemaker came to town with 13 and 05 to show; wow, #sauternes #bordeaux #botrytis #sémillon #sauvignon #dyquem #classy

Nice to drink a d'Yquem at the top of its game; this 75 was; superb, peachy actually in harmony with the botrytis aromatics which have subsided back to semillon honey; dried nut delicious, not overly coloured; just perfect with double cream brie; produced by locals when d'Yquem winemaker came to town with 13 and 05 to show; wow, #sauternes #bordeaux #botrytis #sémillon #sauvignon #dyquem #classy

Aug 22nd, 2015
Christopher A. Weed

Director of Operations/Wine Specialist Spectrum Wine Auctions

9.4

Château d'Yquem 1975 in half bottle.

Château d'Yquem 1975 in half bottle.

Jul 29th, 2015
Christopher Sprague

It is not every day that you get to drink your birth year. Especially when it was 40 years ago. It is just amazing standing fully mature but with what seems like an endless life. 1975 for ever!!

It is not every day that you get to drink your birth year. Especially when it was 40 years ago. It is just amazing standing fully mature but with what seems like an endless life. 1975 for ever!!

Jan 10th, 2015
Rita Jammet

Owner La Caravelle Champagne

10

A Grande Dame, superb notes of honey, honeysuckle, brioche. So rich yet perfectly balanced. A mega treat Merci @oreginensi !

A Grande Dame, superb notes of honey, honeysuckle, brioche. So rich yet perfectly balanced. A mega treat Merci @oreginensi !

Dec 26th, 2014