Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.5235 ratings
9.554 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Really old honeycomb, fresh lemon zest. Pineapple ghosts. Haunting. Buy this.

Really old honeycomb, fresh lemon zest. Pineapple ghosts. Haunting. Buy this.

Mar 9th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1998 / apricot, excellent balance, lively / a treat to taste, we tried it next to crème brulee (very good) and foie gras (absolute perfection)

Vintage 1998 / apricot, excellent balance, lively / a treat to taste, we tried it next to crème brulee (very good) and foie gras (absolute perfection)

Jan 25th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Honey. Orange zest. Botrytis smooth. Peach appricot

Honey. Orange zest. Botrytis smooth. Peach appricot

Jan 25th, 2019
Cody Short

Better than expected given the vintage

Better than expected given the vintage

Nov 30th, 2018
Shay A
9.7

A “thank you” from Steve of Arnyca after dinner. Holy smokes, this was like drinking liquid honey. So much texture and weight. Honeyed almond, dried apricot, and molasses. My first D’Yquem. Hope to find an ‘88 for my 30th later this year.

A “thank you” from Steve of Arnyca after dinner. Holy smokes, this was like drinking liquid honey. So much texture and weight. Honeyed almond, dried apricot, and molasses. My first D’Yquem. Hope to find an ‘88 for my 30th later this year.

Feb 2nd, 2018
David L

98’ @Carl Fischer - You pulled out all the stops. Kristen‘s favorite dessert is a carrot cake & we finish this with this beauty!!! What a special night!!!! -at Brooklyn, New York

98’ @Carl Fischer - You pulled out all the stops. Kristen‘s favorite dessert is a carrot cake & we finish this with this beauty!!! What a special night!!!! -at Brooklyn, New York

Oct 23rd, 2017
Eddie Townsend

Winery Ambassador Hyde de Villaine

9.5

Me and Rakhi-San at Le Bouch celebrating 42 years

Me and Rakhi-San at Le Bouch celebrating 42 years

Sep 6th, 2017
Will Atkinson

Unreal. So fresh.

Unreal. So fresh.

Jun 16th, 2017
David Conway

Stunner

Stunner

Mar 26th, 2017
Christine Havens

What can be said about d'Yquem can only be expressed in poetry, even in a modest vintage like 1998. It is an inner sanctum, a fragrant garden, a poignant release that is both profound and glorious. Descriptors cannot do it justice, sensual and honey-drenched layers of apricots, vanilla bean, creme brûlée and almond pastry. Viscous and glycerol-laden in the mouth, offset by dazzling acidity, dried fruit—quince, more apricots. A silken, pure, honey-spun web of delight. I'm rambling, but d'Yquem does that.

What can be said about d'Yquem can only be expressed in poetry, even in a modest vintage like 1998. It is an inner sanctum, a fragrant garden, a poignant release that is both profound and glorious. Descriptors cannot do it justice, sensual and honey-drenched layers of apricots, vanilla bean, creme brûlée and almond pastry. Viscous and glycerol-laden in the mouth, offset by dazzling acidity, dried fruit—quince, more apricots. A silken, pure, honey-spun web of delight. I'm rambling, but d'Yquem does that.

Nov 28th, 2015