White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes

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  • BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 26, 2015 - We brought to a Boxing Day lunch to sip with traditional "pudding" and French cheese!

    Ha, what is French cheese without Yquem? A day without sunshine we said, which brought a smile to everyone's face. This stunning barely legal baby demonstrates the best that can be achieved when the French, non-Kiwi version of Sauvignon Blanc meets the structure of Semillon. Amazing balance between sweetness and acidity that fellow CTer Greg Munyard quite correctly and succinctly calls "lip-licking". It is very near to impossible to say more except we enjoy the citrussy petrol on the nose along with the smooth candy-like expression on the palate. We visited the Chateau a few years ago, we learned how they make it happen and we pay homage to the people who deliver, only when the harvest is perfect, this glorious Sauternes with top-shelf consistency. Sadly, one finds it difficult to venture far afield from THE definition of this type of drop...which ain't inexpensive! Rocking 'n rolling!

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  • Ispendtoomuchmoneyonwine commented:

    2/19/17, 3:31 AM - I want to hang out with you

  • BuzzzzOff commented:

    2/19/17, 5:27 PM - We always are free to sip, Ispendtoomuchmoneyonwine. Although NJ rocks, you are a bit too far for us to visit :-( Someday...

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