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Community Tasting Notes (248) Avg Score: 95.4 points

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011, (See more on 96 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Tart orange, tart apricot, baked orange, lavender honey nose; tasty, rich, unctuous, lavender honey, baked apricot palate; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/14/2010, (See more on 95 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Medium dark gold color with orange lights; rich, deep, apricot, dried apricot, saffron, orange marmalade nose; tasty, tart orange marmalade, honey, apricot palate; long finish

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009 96+ points

    (Yquem) There was also a 1990 Yquem, which someone called ‘better than 1967.’ Honey, coconut, pineapple and candle wax complemented its rich structure and super sexy, nutty, lush finish. It is a great Yquem, but I’ll drink ’67 over it any time, at least for a while (96+).

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/2/2009, (See more on 93 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Dark apricot gold color; apricot and mineral nose; nice, rich, baked apricot palate, a bit tight though; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2009, (See more on 94 points

    (Château d'Yquem) 375 ml bottle 1 - bright medium apricot color; nice honeyed, apricot ("apricot pastry with almond crust" per our sommelier) nose; yummy, focused, apricot and sweet orange palate with depth and good acidity; long finish 94+ pts.

    375 ml bottle 2 - splash decanted first; more restrained nose at first than 1st bottle, that opened to spicy baked apricot and peach; tighter on palate than 1st bottle, apricot, apricot syrup and baked apricot; long finish 94 pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/26/2009, (See more on 95 points

    (Château d'Yquem) From 375 ml - light medium orange color; creme brulee, orange slice nose; remarkably drinkable (i.e., not as tight as some past bottles), orange, tangerine syrup, orange honey and creme brulee palate with luscious depth; long finish 95+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    7/13/2008, (See more on 96 points

    (Château d'Yquem) From 375 - Light medium orange color; creme brulee, coconut and confectioner's sugar nose; gorgeous creme brulee, tart orange, orange blossom and coconut palate with acidity; long finish 96+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    8/13/2007, (See more on 94 points

    (Château d'Yquem) From 375 - sweet butter and almond nose; lovely, sweet butter and mineral palate; long finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    6/29/2007, (See more on 94 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Gorgeous apricot gold color; lovely, sour cream, brown sugar and sweet butter nose; rich, dried apricot, peach and caramel palate, lower in acidity than usual, with tangy long finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/28/2005, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Y'quem) The '90 was truly thrilling wine with pefectly balance between botrytis and acidity. Wonderful texture and explosive inner mouth aromas. Stunning finish and great delineation.


  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2004, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) A hot, dry vintage. Four tries. A little pale compared to the other older vintages, a good sign, perhaps? But there is obvious volatile acidity on the nose, with delicate ripe white fruits behind it. This is surprising in view of the vintage, although with time the nose builds intensity to show orange and apricot notes. Another bottle assessed, however, was much cleaner with no VA. Full, rich, balanced, slightly oily palate. Peaches and apricots. Lovely, with elegance alongside the richness. This is very stylish once you get past the volatility, and there is potential here too. I suspect it would cellar for decades.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/25/2003, (See more on 97 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Banana, crème brulee nose; usual concentrated, beautiful Yquem texture, layered mix of tropical fruits; long finish

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