Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2019

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very volatile, smells of insecticide, vibrant acidity in the mouth offers excellent balnce to the, no doubt, high level of rs. Really quite lithe o... Read more

Exquisitely refined apricot nectar with overtones of honey on the nose and in both the flavour and texture. (This delightful apricot theme becomes... Read more

If this isn't a 100 point wine, I don't know what is. I am by no means an experienced Sauternes taster, but this just showed soooo much complexity ... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1997 09/22/2008

very volatile, smells of insecticide, vibrant acidity in the mouth offers excellent balnce to the, no doubt, high level of rs. Really quite lithe on the palate notes of honey, roasted nuts, and dried fruits, papaya, pineapple and apricot but this wine is hot, hot, hot and it was served at about 65F. Between the volatility and heat this is only good at best.


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Snooth User: Greg Munyard
21670225
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/17/2009

Exquisitely refined apricot nectar with overtones of honey on the nose and in both the flavour and texture. (This delightful apricot theme becomes subdued if the wine is too chilled but quickly arises again as the wine warms up). Incredibly silky and unctuous palate. As smooth as glass but with a beautiful citrussy edge on the finish that stops it being cloying despite its wonderful intensity and texture. A voluptuous and superbly balanced work of art. Taste is sheer beauty. Lip-licking sweetness and intensity. Almost indescribably complex. Apricots, honey, cumquat marmalade and so much more. Glorious flavours that linger for minutes and minutes in typical Yquem fashion. Initially seemed far too good to drink with a dessert, and instead deserving of its own time. However, the flavours build so powerfully in the mouth that, on sharing a second bottle on the following day, it was apparent that this Yquem benefited from a small serve of subtle lemon tart to cut some of its overwhelming flavour build up. An almost divine experience. Greg Munyard - July 2009


Snooth User: Bob Fyke
14138942,303
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/24/2012

If this isn't a 100 point wine, I don't know what is. I am by no means an experienced Sauternes taster, but this just showed soooo much complexity and magic, that I don't know how it could improve.The wonder is that it WILL improve for decades to come. The Nose: carmel popcorn, coconut, spicy tartness, apricot and much more that I could not put a handle on. All presenting in a subtle and unassuming wave of aroma. The Palate: Weightless and thick at the same time. Carmel, Apricot, orange peel & honey with an incredibly long finish of honey sweetened croissant. Along with all of this, there is a backbone of good acid to tie it together. Every facet of this wine flowed seamlessly into the next.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 05/15/2009

Nose: flowery, very honeyed, pears, light raisin. Greenish straw color. Medium thickness. Honey, but not at all raisiny. Flowers, incredibly rich and luscious. Perfect acidity. Mouth-coating! Lavender? Apricot. Huge, but subtle. Lt banana. I'm not worthy. $300/375ml


Snooth User: Quentin4
209779205
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 04/03/2010

One could spend hours just looking at it. Beautiful golden and orange colour of a youthful wine, starting a long and promising life. With just a gentle swirl for a minute at least, it opens up in the glass and only then you can take a deep smell. Explosion of lemon and orange zest, honey, peach, apricot... so much, it's difficult to recognise them all! The nose is thrilling, it gives you a hint how incredible this wine will be on the palate... The first sip is also overwhelming with flavours and aromas, with more honey, peach, pineapple and then layers of light spices... The sweetness is simply perfectly balanced with the acidity that seems to help the whole structure to stand on the upper part of the mouth. The finish is still in its very early days, but the lasting is luscious, lingering and 'sensual'. I found a stunning feminine touch in this Yquem. Absolutely amazing! QC


0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/22/2008

The 2001 is the best Yquem in living memory. In the glass the wine is a striking golden colour with tints of green. After some period of decanting the nose comes forward in spades pouring forth honey and almonds, with cream and pineapples in support.


Snooth User: Greg Munyard
21670225
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 10/10/2010

I’ve had many, many Yquems but this is by far the best (although I haven’t tried the 1967). Colour is bright but pale gold, showing no signs of age. The nose is very intense and penetrating, with a beautiful amalgam of honeyed orange blossom, pineapple and marmaladey desserts aromas. The palate is spectacular. Very complex, very intense but tightly coiled with fantastic acidity which makes it really bright and lifted, without being mouth puckering. It tastes like dried apricots crushed up and blended with honey, mango, orange marmalade and citrus hints that give it a beautiful cut and amazing persistence, while being beautifully refined and vital. Is by far the longest palate I have ever experienced. Reminded me somewhat of sipping Grand Marnier, with some of that mouth filling sensation and lift – albeit more subtley - long after being swallowed. Incredibly, I could still taste hints of it more than 20 minutes later. Yet, despite its concentration and intensity, it dances on the palate and is lively and remarkably refreshing. The best balanced wine I have ever drunk and the most enjoyable wine I have ever drunk. Wow!


Snooth User: zland77
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 05/16/2010

Liquid silk meets liquid orgasm.


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External Reviews for Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A beauty thatrsquo;s in almost perfect harmony. Full-bodied, exhibiting wet earth, honey, floral and ginger flavors that burn with intensity on the long, sweet finish. Better in 1999.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquemhellip; The long-awaited 1986hellip; is another fascinating effort from Yquemhellip; Its enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, its breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably balanced Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40ndash;55 more years. Like the 1983, this is another winemaking tour de force.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Located in the heart of Sauternes, the legendary Chacirc;teau drsquo;Yquem spares no expense in producing the finest dessert wine in the world. The classic 1986 vintage is a real treasure from the fruit of the vine, as ripe apricot, pineapple, vanilla and sauteed hazelnut flavors bathe in exceptionally concentrated sweet fruit with honeyed botrytis that adds multi-dimensional complexities. Celebrate life and enjoy this little piece of heaven on earth!


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1893 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The greatest wine of Sauternes and , according to the famous 1855 classification, of the entire Bordeaux region. It is sweet, golden and apparently, almost immortal.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Truly superb. Yellow with a gold hue. Intense spice, honey and dried orange peel aromas. Full-bodied, very sweet and very alive. Vibrant Sauternes that goes on and on on the palate. Doesnrsquo;t get much better than this. Beautiful now,but wait. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estatersquo;s finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997rsquo;s light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005ndash;2055.


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1er Cru Classé Supérieur

<p>Made from Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes, the Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Reserve is matured 12 months on the racks. &nbsp;It is crisp and acidic, with aromas of apricot and cinnamon.</p>

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