White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
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Community Tasting Notes 356

  • Fausto_Coppi Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 13, 2019 - Extremely luscious sauternes with rich peachy and citrus fruit, bucket loads of marzipan adds complexity and rich, botrysized finish makes for an outstanding wine

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BradE wrote:

    August 3, 2019 - Truly one of the great vintages. A beautiful Sauternes.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • aquacongas wrote: 96 points

    July 28, 2019 - blind, Gabriel standard, half bottle
    It started a bit slow, alcoholic and broad. We had it firstly side by side with the Maximin Grünhaus and foie gras but we drank it 3 hours later with the dessert and then it showed his beauty and elgance. dried candied fruits as orange, apricot but the tertiary aromas didn't evolve yet. At the end really precise and more balanced. 96

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Bigtuna Likes this wine: 98 points

    July 27, 2019 - Outstanding wine, all the hype is true. Definitely improved after an hour. Apricot, orange, peach. 98 now and probably 100 in future

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • LWI wrote: 100 points

    June 9, 2019 - 60-års dag og blinsmaking: Bøyer meg i støvet. Latterlig balansert og kompleks, fantastisk intensitet, lag på lag av krydderdominerte smaker, frisk. Har hatt noen ikke så overbevisende flasker de senere årene, fra halvformat, her var den tilbake i storform.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, Sauternes’ Summers of Love- Great Vintages in 2007, 2005 and 2001 Amongst an Embarrassment of Riches in the Last Few Decades

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2009 (link) 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 (link) 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 (link) 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)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) 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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château d'Yquem
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 071570016999, 087000342163, 087000342170, 087000342187, 087000361096, 3258691258133, 3700266204620, 721713141025

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 702 (3%)
  • In Cellars 18,657 (82%)
  • Consumed 3,414 (15%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Torchon of duck foie gras and onion jam with brioche toast, With peter & Francoise with

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