White - Sweet/Dessert

2008 Château d'Yquem

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • Poisey wrote: 98 points

    May 9, 2019 - 375ml bottle. Sexy and decadent with loads of acidity. Cant believe how light and agile this sauternes is vs. others i have had. Incredible finish with rich ripe fruit flavours of tangerine, apricot and pineapple. Finish goes for minutes. Incredibly memorable bottle of wine. Drink now-2030, for the 375ml.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • hprphf wrote: 94 points

    March 30, 2019 - Great clarity and balance as last time. 94

  • hprphf wrote: 94 points

    September 14, 2018 - Peach, pineapple, apricot, marmalade, honey, melon, rusty, rubber, iron, barbecue, bitter, citrus. Typical and with developing structure. 94+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote: 95 points

    April 28, 2018 - 4th Saturday Group brown bagger (Our house): From 375ml. Gorgeous. Pear, orange and florals. Rich but with bright acidity too. Peach, pear nectar, honey and marmalade. Long finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tavastgatan wrote: 95 points

    April 4, 2018 - Always a treat!

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    3/1/2018 (link)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

    (Château d’Yquem 1er Grand Cru Classé) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    5/19/2009 (link)

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

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  • Issue #38 (link)

    (Château D’yquem 1er Cru Supérieur Sauternes) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link) (18-19+) points

    (Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes) This has an intense and rich nose, filled with vibrant, juicy citrus fruit. There is a fabulous but exotic purity to it, with peach, mango and pineapple flavours, alongside vanilla and flower petals too. Pure, with an almost gritty structure, this has linearity and finesse combined. A bright and elegant wine, brilliantly styled, with obvious depth, something missing in the rest of the appellation this year. Very, very long. Wonderful.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2012 (link) 18 points

    (Château d'Yquem (Sauternes)) A different character here; whereas Yquem often leads on fruit purity and intensity in its youth, as well as elegance, the first thing I notice here is the greater depth and grip the nose seems to suggest, moving away from mere fruit character to one more nutty and polished. The palate, however, is more restrained than expected, showing a very good and elegant composure, a moderate weight of fruit and substance, and as usual it s the fine precision of the wine that really betrays its class, that and the long, grippy finish of course. The fruits come with notes of vanilla cream on top. Great substance here.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 000002017402, 087000343436, 087000361096, 3272860003713, 3511060845151

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 418 (10%)
  • In Cellars 3,051 (76%)
  • Consumed 562 (14%)

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