White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
Drink between 2011 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 134

  • hargy Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 23, 2020 - lovely wine in an ordinary year - nice balance but not the most complex of wines - not for the long haul

  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    March 3, 2020 - Yquem can still really shine in off years - this is so fresh, vibrant, and balanced it’s hard not to love. Fresh citrus, slightly tropical, fresh sugar and frangipane. Délectable 94-95

  • AValdes Likes this wine:

    February 4, 2020 - Rousseau Dinner (WS New York): After dinner 'cap at the WS bar. Delightful. Good color and good weight. Not too sweet - starting to give way to some secondary notes.

  • rocknroller wrote: 96 points

    January 12, 2020 - WTDS at Meritage (Meritage, St. Paul): Medium plus gold color. Drank a glass over 30 minutes. It's been a couple years since having this and it has moved a bit further along. This is a lovely d'Yquem that has remarkable freshness and grace. White peach, ripe pear, spices, brandied orange peel, orange creme brulee, peach, honey, slightly tropical with an impeccable balance of texture, acid and sweetness. There's always that lift and elegance that stands out with d'Yquem too. Loved it - thanks to Siggy for sharing this - #drinkmored'Yquem.

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  • SinawoyCellars Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 12, 2019 - Super fresh and balanced for a Sauterne. Really interesting finish that just keeps going. Worthwhile!

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/11/2006 (link)

    (Ch d'Yquem Sauternes White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/7/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Château d'Yquem) Beautiful orange honey and peach nose; tasty, medium weight orange marmalade and orange honey palate, delicious but lacking a bit of acidity; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) A finely delineated nose if such a thing is possible, demonstrating a sweet and grainy acacia honey aroma. On the palate it has a ripe, rounded, expansive texture and a lovely depth, but with a precise, impeccable balance. This carries the wine across the palate, rather than enveloping it in a bath of luscious, honeyed texture, remaining poised, slightly detached, but fabulously elegant. This has a very fine style. Compared to the 2001, a lesser wine, but it still demonstrates the marvellous poise and structure that says this will last for decades in the cellar. Excellent.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 071570019709, 071570019723, 087000345287, 087000345294, 3364420089760, 3453521140088, 721713141025, 810910020858

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 120 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,872 (75%)
  • Consumed 857 (22%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

none, risotto and cheesecake, Rosebeef

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