Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.322 ratings
9.39 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
Shun Kikuchi

Still lively. Intense botrytis, honey, orange jam, aged bouquet. Rich and still sweet and structured acidity sustains and slightly suppressed sweetness. Time passes but still quite energetic.

Still lively. Intense botrytis, honey, orange jam, aged bouquet. Rich and still sweet and structured acidity sustains and slightly suppressed sweetness. Time passes but still quite energetic.

Nov 18th, 2018
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.7

Uncommon balance and purity this vintage is known for. Nothing obscene nor hedonistic here.

Uncommon balance and purity this vintage is known for. Nothing obscene nor hedonistic here.

Feb 6th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.3

Elegan,t as in super elegant, not thin.

Elegan,t as in super elegant, not thin.

Jan 31st, 2016
Orr Reches

Happiness.

Happiness.

Sep 29th, 2013
Michael Ochsner

Apple cider, ripe honey dew, peach pit, canned peach, limestone evaporation, on and on.

Apple cider, ripe honey dew, peach pit, canned peach, limestone evaporation, on and on.

Jul 27th, 2015
S V
9.0

Honeyed and unctuous. Cremebrulee with a nose to match (burnt sugar). Not the top tier D'Yquem, but quite satisfying

Honeyed and unctuous. Cremebrulee with a nose to match (burnt sugar). Not the top tier D'Yquem, but quite satisfying

Jun 1st, 2015
Izzy Nosnik

Great off vintage Yquem

Great off vintage Yquem

Sep 13th, 2014
Will Harahan

Contrary to other wines, D'yquem is in a class of it's own in terms of Sauternes. There is rarely, if ever, a bad year, although some years, like the 2001, stand out more than others. The disparity in quality from a GREAT d'yquem to a mediocre one & so on isn't as drastic as one might imagine. While the older vintages seem to age VERY well, it isn't as discernible from a recent vintage as other wines. Sauternes, in general are consistent, & none more than d'yquem.

Contrary to other wines, D'yquem is in a class of it's own in terms of Sauternes. There is rarely, if ever, a bad year, although some years, like the 2001, stand out more than others. The disparity in quality from a GREAT d'yquem to a mediocre one & so on isn't as drastic as one might imagine. While the older vintages seem to age VERY well, it isn't as discernible from a recent vintage as other wines. Sauternes, in general are consistent, & none more than d'yquem.

Jun 20th, 2014
Michael Landini

Michael had this 5 years ago

Michael had this 5 years ago

Mar 11th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

8.7

Erich had this 5 years ago

Erich had this 5 years ago

Apr 25th, 2014