Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.549 ratings
9.518 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
Bob McDonald

A brilliant old Sauternes in good condition. Aromas of barley sugar and a paraffin note. M plus intensity on the palate with great length. Thanks for bringing Jim Hunter.

A brilliant old Sauternes in good condition. Aromas of barley sugar and a paraffin note. M plus intensity on the palate with great length. Thanks for bringing Jim Hunter.

Sep 27th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark brown gold with notes of warm orange sauce and spice. Flamboyant and rich. Long finish. A perfect finish to the wines tonight. Guessed mid-70's d'Yquem.

Tasted blind. Dark brown gold with notes of warm orange sauce and spice. Flamboyant and rich. Long finish. A perfect finish to the wines tonight. Guessed mid-70's d'Yquem.

Mar 8th, 2020
Greg Gregory

Old enough to lose the honey drop viscosity that I don’t like about this wine and nice acidity to bolster it this long.

Old enough to lose the honey drop viscosity that I don’t like about this wine and nice acidity to bolster it this long.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Jusden Aumand

A little lighter extraction than standard here, but beautifully balanced and still quite fresh.

A little lighter extraction than standard here, but beautifully balanced and still quite fresh.

Dec 25th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.9

Memory lane 4.

Memory lane 4.

Jul 16th, 2017
David JW Bailey

Kept a library of bottles from various special evenings: this is one of them - in memory of Pauline Gilby. Thanks for this bottle. And the joy you bought us all.

Kept a library of bottles from various special evenings: this is one of them - in memory of Pauline Gilby. Thanks for this bottle. And the joy you bought us all.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2013
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.6

Birth year Chateau d'Yquem for my 40th birthday. There are really no words.

Birth year Chateau d'Yquem for my 40th birthday. There are really no words.

Jun 26th, 2016
Justin Bothur

The winner of the night (but not much of a surprise there...)

The winner of the night (but not much of a surprise there...)

Mar 28th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Rich. So rich it overwhelms the acidity that is hiding I think. Is better than the dessert it is paired with.

Rich. So rich it overwhelms the acidity that is hiding I think. Is better than the dessert it is paired with.

Feb 8th, 2015
Doug Powers

Really just a fabulously awesome Yquem that has sweetness but also just staggering depth and complexity, served with foie gras from D’Artagnan, this bottle was gifted to us by my late mother 35 years ago, absolutely perfect!!

Really just a fabulously awesome Yquem that has sweetness but also just staggering depth and complexity, served with foie gras from D’Artagnan, this bottle was gifted to us by my late mother 35 years ago, absolutely perfect!!

Jan 1st, 2021