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Community Tasting Notes (232) Avg Score: 98.0 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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  • What can I say that hasn't already been said? Purity, intensity, freshness, density and complexity in spades. This is as good as a sweet wine gets. The scary thing is, it has not even budged towards maturity. Having tasted Yquem at 80 years of age, current owners will never see it. But who cares as this is damn delicious today?

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  • Perfect half bottle.
    Golden colour.
    Saffron, saffron, saffron, pineapple, qumquat, honey and saffron.
    What can I say ... this wine is pure magic!
    Maybe it is in a fase ... because it does not deliver 100p today ... only 98 ... but what can I say. It is still pretty damn close to perfection!
    Lovely texture, nice acidity that gives this sweet wine a freshness, long long elegant finish!

    As my good friend says: "Chateau d'Yquem is the best wine in the world! It is fantastic, always deliver and you can still get it to a reasonable price?" - soo true!

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  • Another perfect bottle. Rich creamy sweet tropical Flavors with unctuous mouth feel and great underlying depth of flavors. Concnetrated white fruits with wonderful acidic support that is just so well intergrated. Decades of live and love ahead as still so fresh and young. Totally decadent. Went amazing well with bannana cotton candy Beleive it or not.

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  • What else can you say about this wine? Perfection in a glass. Nose is soaring, huge with tropical and honey notes. Palate has power and finesse. Fruit gives a sense of weightlessness and somehow delivers power, richness and incredible juicy acid. Long, lingering finish. Out of 375 - pop n'pour.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Epic European Vacation, 9/6/2011 99 points

    (d’Yquem) Even though I am not a big drinker of sweet wines, it was hard not to notice the greatness of the 2001 Yquem.  This was so rich, so oily, so special, with coconut and cocoa butter and an exotic passionfruit, peach and apricot three-way unfolding dramatically in front of me.  So creamy, so incredible, it was much more than just so so.
  • By John Kapon
    Epic European Vacation, 9/6/2011 98 points

    (d’Yquem) 2001 d’Yquem was on tap again for the finale.  It coated my tongue with coconut, cream, peach and sweetness.  Luscious and unctuous, it only got (98) this time.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2009, (See more on 96 points

    (Château d'Yquem) From 375 - bright canary yellow color; big, tropical fruit, orange cream, coconut, lemon and creamy lime nose; rich, delicious, ripe lemon, lime and orange cream palate; long finish 96+ pts. (drinking remarkably well now, but with so much potential for additional complexity)
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/11/2006, (See more on 94 points

    (Château d'Yquem) From 375 ml - orange honey nose; dense, lovely essence of brown sugar, but with less acid than I'd expect; long finish 94+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/22/2006, (See more on 95 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Lovely, big coconut and apricot nose; great, concentrated, solid, youthful, coconut and tropical fruit palate; long finish (80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc)


  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 19.5+ points

    (Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) For young Yquem this is a remarkably obvious, open and expressive wine, showing plenty of character on the nose, with an appreciable depth of botrytis too. Rather dense and concentrated on the palate, with great depth, yet this is clearly a tightly coiled wine that will need a long time to show its true and full potential. Nevertheless, at present it offers up plenty of barley sugar and floral sweetness framed by a fine acidity. The palate gradually unfolds with time, fanning out, with a reserved elegance that belies a wonderfully balanced structure. This has great finesse, and will undoubtedly age beautifully; its future will be measured in aeons of cellar time rather than mere years. Outstanding.

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