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Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2019

Winemaker's Notes:

1er Cru Classé Supérieur

Chateau d'Yquem:
Nestled in the southeasy of Bordeaux, Château d’Yquem is the world’s most sought after dessert wine – the benchmark by which all other dessert wines are judged.

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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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.

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

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Snooth User: Greg Munyard
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: Fi2sh3
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/15/2012

Received this wine as a gift and looking for optimal time to thoroughly enjoy this gem.

Snooth User: fredsco
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 12/13/2011

This wine pairs beautifully and its finish is incredibly smooth. Some might find it rich but I think it is just buttery smooth and fruity. Many call this the benchmark of dessert wines and it's nearly impossible to disagree with them.

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Snooth User: Adolfo Hwang
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/13/2012

Four glasses

Snooth User: Bob Fyke
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
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
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

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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

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

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

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: Premium Wine & Spirits

Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquemrsquo;s 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012ndash;2060.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines

Recorked 1996. Very very deep brownish mahogany; looks thick and treacly. Correct nose of sturdy deep richness. Intense flavour of a much more conventionally massive build than the 1899. Lots of ripeness and length and potential. 19 (out of 20) and s... Jancis Robinson. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1893 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

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

A charming Yquem thatrsquo;s round, thick, dense and very honeyed. But it doesnrsquo;t taste of botrytized, dried fruit flavors (the chacirc;teau tried to wait for noble rot and harvested late, into December). While creamy and opulent, itrsquo;s also refined. Best after 2015.

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits

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.

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