Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.5197 ratings
9.468 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
Mike R
9.6

Wine Nerd Herd a week ago in Iowa with gracious host @Eric LaMasters on Thursday night for paired tasting - the herd delivered some amazing wines

Thanks
@Eric LaMasters this wine was stunning

Wine Nerd Herd a week ago in Iowa with gracious host @Eric LaMasters on Thursday night for paired tasting - the herd delivered some amazing wines

Thanks
@Eric LaMasters this wine was stunning

May 26th, 2019
Bill Bender

A fantastic finish to night 2 in Iowa from @Eric LaMasters.

A fantastic finish to night 2 in Iowa from @Eric LaMasters.

May 17th, 2019
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Lovely savory element makes this enticing

Lovely savory element makes this enticing

Jul 29th, 2018
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

10

Liquid gold. Stunning. No words other than that.

Liquid gold. Stunning. No words other than that.

Aug 20th, 2017
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

10

Yeah...in a whole other orbit. A Spinal Tap Level 11. So rich, no fat. No flab. This is the full figured girl you know you always wanted to date. High praise indeed. This babe is a diva.

Yeah...in a whole other orbit. A Spinal Tap Level 11. So rich, no fat. No flab. This is the full figured girl you know you always wanted to date. High praise indeed. This babe is a diva.

23 people found it helpfulMar 9th, 2014
Andrew Cullimore

Pure gold colour. Ripe peach , pineapple , creme brûlée. Very rich on the palate , lovely candied lemon peel , pineapple and caramel . Very long and rich with balancing acidity . At a lovely stage , though will last and probably improve for many years . Quite a stunning wine . In the end we enjoyed this wine over 3 days , it is still a baby really , not showing much development , should be great over the next 30 years

Pure gold colour. Ripe peach , pineapple , creme brûlée. Very rich on the palate , lovely candied lemon peel , pineapple and caramel . Very long and rich with balancing acidity . At a lovely stage , though will last and probably improve for many years . Quite a stunning wine . In the end we enjoyed this wine over 3 days , it is still a baby really , not showing much development , should be great over the next 30 years

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2018
Pooneet Kant

Definitely the best bottle of 1990 I've had. Incredibly amber in the glass. Aromatically intense, round on the palate, crazy long finish, perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity, just awesome.

Definitely the best bottle of 1990 I've had. Incredibly amber in the glass. Aromatically intense, round on the palate, crazy long finish, perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity, just awesome.

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Rich and creamy with notes of pineapple marmalade, crème brûlée, smoked apricot and honeysuckle

Rich and creamy with notes of pineapple marmalade, crème brûlée, smoked apricot and honeysuckle

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2017
Pooneet Kant

Always a treat to drink, but even at this age this wine is a relative baby. At this point this is deep amber in the glass. A touch restrained on the nose, but in the mouth this hits every note. Mouth coating, with tons of honey / fig / slight tropical white fruit notes. Good acid that keeps this together, and an intensely long finish. Interestingly, better after being open for a couple hours.

Always a treat to drink, but even at this age this wine is a relative baby. At this point this is deep amber in the glass. A touch restrained on the nose, but in the mouth this hits every note. Mouth coating, with tons of honey / fig / slight tropical white fruit notes. Good acid that keeps this together, and an intensely long finish. Interestingly, better after being open for a couple hours.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2017