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2001 Château d'Yquem

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5/27/2015 - elvinet Likes this wine: 97 points

Color ambarino con tonalidad yodada bien brillante y cristalina y ribete acerado ligeramente amarillo. Notable intensidad en nariz con una elegancia desbordante de aromas de fruta blanca bien madura, orejones, pan de higos secos, miel de naranjo, bizcocho cremoso con un toque de nata y avellanas ralladas, una delicia en nariz con una complejidad real. En boca es otro mundo con una gran cremosidad y un toque de naranja amarga que le confiere textura, cuerpo y frescura, excelente acidez, elegante y sedoso, equilibrado, elegante, inmenso volumen y con una amplitud que llena toda la boca y no deja indiferente, magnífica persistencia. Final bien largo, postgusto de miel y naranja amarga y retronasal

More information: www.elvi.net/2015/02/15/chateau-d-yquem-2001/

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1996 Château d'Yquem

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5/8/2015 - VeronicaXu Likes this wine: 95 points

Half bottle to finish a great wine dinner. Deep gold, apricot and orange peel aromas. Intense flavour of apricot, almond, baked pie, woody perfume. Lusciously sweet yet so well balanced by the fresh acidity. Still a long way to go.

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2007 Château d'Yquem

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5/26/2015 - elvinet Likes this wine: 98 points

Color amarillo dorado bien brillante e intenso, limpio y gruesa lágrima bien lenta. Nariz con una excelente intensidad, bien fino y elegante, intensos aromas de fruta blanca bien madura (pera) y fruta de hueso (albaricoque en almíbar y algo orejones), cierto toque de piel de naranja seca y finas sensaciones de higos secos, miel de acacia, flores blancas muy agradables, bastante frescura, suaves notas de vainilla en rama y un suave fondo ahumado muy elegante y ligeramente cremoso que acompañan a su buena mineralidad. Notable entrada en boca bien cremosa y elegante, finura en todo su recorrido con caramelo de miel y suaves cítricos maduros, muy sabroso, excelente acidez, ligera sensación de mermelada de flores blancas, notable volumen y frescura, finos tostados magníficamente integrados en el conjunto, bien equilibrado entre su suave dulzura y las finas notas amargas que le dan estructura, fina textura, elegante y espectacular persistencia. Final largo, postgusto de fruta madura y retronasal finamente floral y dulzón.

More information: http://www.elvi.net/2013/12/21/chateau-d-yquem-2007/

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2011 Château d'Yquem

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5/26/2015 - elvinet Likes this wine: 96 points

Color amarillo intenso con suaves irisaciones doradas, bien brillante y densa lágrima. Nariz de muy buena intensidad con aronas de fruta blanca y de hueso bien madura (peras al horno y orejones), suaves cítricos y piña, flores blancas muy agradables, ligeros matices salinos y de panceta salada, finos tostados de la barrica que resultan muy discretos, suaves notas avainilladas y un suave fondo de 'botrytis cinerea' muy agradable y elegante que le aporta mucha profundidad y cierto punto de fresca mineralidad. Notable entrada en boca con un cremoso y elegante recorrido, notable acidez, fruta blanca y de hueso bien madura y sabrosa (pera y albaricoque maduros), notas dulzonas muy frescas y nada empalagosas, suave textura, inmenso volumen, bien suave y elegante, magnífica persistencia. Final largo, postgusto de fruta blanca madura y retronasal suavemente dulzón.

More information: http://www.elvi.net/2013/12/21/chateau-d-yquem-2011/

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1996 Château d'Yquem

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5/20/2015 - beatles Likes this wine: 96 points

A great wine, no less. Hyper concentrated, simply overwhelming with it's notes of honey, orange peel, citrus et al. It is beautifully balanced and newer too much. Easily WOTN. (With AHJ & HSA & wifes)

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1983 Château d'Yquem

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7/26/2014 - Matt D Likes this wine: 96 points

(750 ml) Golden yellow, had not yet taken on deeper hues. Bursting with vanilla and honeycomb along with apricot, orange peel, and other zesty fruits. This d'Yquem is a knockout. No end in sight for this vintage - pass along to your grandchildren, if so desired. 2008-2053.

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2014 Château d'Yquem

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4/1/2015 - PanosKakaviatos Likes this wine: NR

Sauternes and Barsac 2014 in barrel (Bordeaux): The high acidity lent particular freshness to the 2014 barrel sample of this most legendary wine. So much so that it reminded more of a Barsac. It was marvellous of course, with distinct white pear and citrus notes, and subtle botrytis spice in the form of ginger, white pepper and touches of black tea. But the high acidity made it more linear and “high toned”. For director Pierre Lurton, it was the highest acidity he has ever seen at 4.9 grams per litre, to match the nearly 135 grams of residual sugar. Certainly barrel aging will “fill out” the body, to bring more opulence, but I do wonder if Yquem’s hallmark expression of delectable botrytisized fruit concentration and opulence was just a bit in second gear in 2014. 93-96+

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2011 Château d'Yquem

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5/25/2015 - rustyRudy Likes this wine: 99 points

Light lemon yellow. Ripe pineapple and tropical fruit, apricot , and pear. Super long finish. The acidity is just perfect. Beautiful. Simply marvelous!

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1995 Château d'Yquem

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5/24/2015 - Radboy wrote: 97 points

We drank this over 3 days and it definitely was better after additional time opened, suggesting much greater life. Apricots, caramel, honey and creme brulee with perfectly nuanced botrytis. It is hard to ask for much more...except an even better year! Spectacular wine to sip and dwell on life's simple pleasures.

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2011 Château d'Yquem

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5/24/2015 - andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 99 points

Peach, apricot, honey, and tropical fruit. Automatically to die for. Finish lasts for years. This would be a 100 pt. wine if it wasn't for 2001 Yquem being even better. Flirting with perfection.

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2003 Château d'Yquem

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5/24/2015 - johnh1001 wrote: NR

Huge, round and super sweet. Like candy.

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1983 Château d'Yquem

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5/22/2015 - d'Artagnan wrote: 96 points

Verticale du Château Margaux: Une couleur évoluée qui trahit son âge.
Le nez est suave et voluptueux, complexe et fascinant, sur des arômes d'abricots, de crème brulée, de champignons. La bouche est riche, avec une belle acidité, une gourmandise et une grande profondeur. C'est puissant, savoureux et d'une longueur exceptionnelle. Grand vin. 96 pts
J'ai eu la chance de tomber pile dessus!

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2003 Château d'Yquem

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5/23/2015 - Jeremy Holmes wrote: NR

There's plenty happening on the nose with aromas of coconut ice, lavender, honey and apricot jam. It has some serious grunt on the palate with dense, concentrated flavours. It is rich, sweet and honeyed and freshens up nicely on the finish. A really good 2003 and a really good Yquem.

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1996 Château d'Yquem

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5/21/2015 - Pknut wrote: NR

Sure, it was delicious, with bright, golden fruit, nectarine marmalade, golden raisins, and a long, sweet finish. And I'm very grateful for the opportunity to taste it. But d'Yquem (like DRC, to me) rarely has evoked in me the response that its price and pedigree would otherwise suggest. Amali with Bruce, Michel and Stephen V.

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1986 Château d'Yquem

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5/22/2015 - willthethrill Does not like this wine: 89 points

Too unbalanced. the first Y'quem I did not finish :(

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2001 Château d'Yquem

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5/21/2015 - dcwino wrote: 100 points

Burgundy dinner (The Grill Room at Capella Hotel Georgetown): This has to be one of the most perfectly balanced wines. Incredible intensity, sweetness, decadence, airiness, finesse, balance, harmony and finish. Just perfect in every way!

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1993 Château d'Yquem

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5/17/2015 - lunavin Does not like this wine: 75 points

Flat and one dimensional, color darker like an old Yquem but the taste really disappointed

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1975 Château d'Yquem

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5/21/2015 - aquacongas Likes this wine: 99 points

Unbelievable. Wonderful. For me at his top but will live at least 20 years more. 99+. For my friend Thomas (his gift, vintage 1975) clearly 100 points. For him better than 1967, for me not.

Creme brulee, dried apricots, honey, figs, dates, vanilla, cream, spices, orange zest, lime cest, ripe mango, Hawaiin pineapple (because for me the best), the fresh young acidity makes this wine a milestone, would like to drink it again in 10 years, perfect bottle, not decanted, but it could be for 2 or 3 hours,gets better and better with time

never ending finish, gorgeous

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2003 Château d'Yquem

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5/19/2015 - Greg Munyard wrote: 95 points

Magnificent; just magnificent - but ...

Intense, powerful, rich, concentrated - pick your superlative. Extremely complex slightly pithy dried apricots, old honey, some citrus flowers and musky spices; all in an almost thickly textured, alcoholic warmth. A lip-licking tour de force which could never be mistaken for anything other than Yquem in a hot, full-on botrytis year. So, what's the "but"?

I again note the slightly feisty finish, which I often comment on when I drink this wine, especially if it's not really cold. Yes, it's very, very long - and packed with concentrated, marvellous flavours right to the end - but the finish on this bottle (like some others), tasted a touch assertive - even prickly - and perhaps a touch greenish?? These are obviously oak characters, since the fruit is extremely ripe (14% alcohol).

Drunk well chilled but not cold, I've dropped off a point, with a question whether the oak is a touch assertive even for the glorious, voluptuous fruit. From a 375 ml bottle (I've drunk over 1 dozen, since release), more cellaring time may turn this question mark into a complexity plus but, if it happens, it may take a while. The colour is decidedly golden already so it may look quite dark before it's at its best. Alternatively, drink it a bit more chilled than usual.

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1998 Château d'Yquem

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5/16/2015 - MEKWINE Likes this wine: 96 points

Served at Alex's house in Bordeaux on the occasion of BWE France Tour 2015. Stunning rendition of a finely tuned Yquem. Deep golden in colour, with a palate that is deceptively youthful. Sweet ripeness of fruits - apricots, Seville orange and tangerine rind - on the nose and palate. Perfectly balanced: textural, backbone and flavours, which persist for many minutes. I now see the beauty and fascination of Yquem, especially having had tried the Climens 98 earlier in the week, down in Provence, which had the fruits and structure but lacked the intensity and backbone that puts Yquem into another stratosphere. Yummy. My wine of the night.

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1983 Château d'Yquem

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5/16/2015 - Robert Pavlovich wrote: NR

Nice and mature, bright nose of dried apricot and oranges. Shows good purity to the orange infused honey on the palate, with a small undercurrent of freshness and a graceful, medium finish. Unfortunately the acidity is mostly drowned out, but otherwise this is excellent.

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2004 Château d'Yquem

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5/14/2015 - MC2 Wines Likes this wine: NR

Zachy's Wine Auction - Late Spring 2015; 5/14/2015-5/15/2015 (Le Bernadin Prive): Spectacular as always - this worked well with breakfast and lunch at the Zachy's wine auction. Just a fantastic wine.

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1983 Château d'Yquem

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5/3/2015 - grafstrb wrote: NR

-- cork pulled 1 hr. before tasting --
-- tasted a single pour non-blind over approx. 20 min. –
-- 375 mL --

NOSE: baked carrots; spicy marmalade; a touch fumey/alcoholic.

BODY: medium amber color; medium-full bodied.

TASTE: oranges; gently spicy; perfumey; medium-low to medium acid. Very nice, but that's about it --- certainly not mind-blowing. Gut impression score: high 80's/low 90's.

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1983 Château d'Yquem

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5/3/2015 - Wine-Strategies Likes this wine: NR

{375ml} Bottle and cork in vg condition, color, too. Breathtaking aromas and flavors married to fresh, caressing orchard, tropical and stone fruit flavors that persisted on the palate for minutes. A brilliant future ahead (will likely outlive me, even in this format, and I've yet to turn 50), but oh-so-good right now. d'Yquem seldom gets me to do a double take, let alone justify its lofty/silly prices, but this was just fabulous. Perhaps in the top 3 vintages of the thirty or so d'Yquem I've had over the years. highly recommended

Slow-O 1 hour, served non-blind.

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2002 Château d'Yquem

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4/11/2014 - Paul S wrote: 94 points

Birthday Dinner (2) 2014 (Jade Palace, Forum Galleria, Singapore): Consistently excellent. On the night, this had a wonderful, wonderful nose, full of honey and apricots, browned sugar and candied orange peel, with a shot of preserved fig skin and just that hint of roasted coconut rind at the edges. Lovely. Beautiful on the palate as well, unfolding as it did with layer after honeyed layer of dried apricots and crème brulee and boiled coconuts wrapped around a beautiful core of gloriously fresh orangey acidity. It was then closed off in an elegant finish that glided effortlessly through the backpalate on a bed of gentle roasted coconut and toasted spice accents. Absolutely delicious, this was made even better by an amazing pairing with lobster and salted egg-yolk. With each sip, the acidity of the wine cut through the dish’s salty richness, while the moreishness of the lobster brought out lovely dried fruited responses from the wine. Wow - this was a fantastic example of a food and wine pairing bringing out the best of both. The 2002 d’Yquem is really growing from strength to strength. This can easily go on for decades yet. Without the lobster, it was still sweet and sticky and deep and still quite primary. Lovely.

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