Y d'Yquem 2011

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One of the all time greats, that everyone needs to try, expensive but worth every penny.

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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.
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Snooth User: acakeandwine
4.00 5

One of the all time greats, that everyone needs to try, expensive but worth every penny.

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  • Snooth User: rospo
    0.00 5
    Vintage: 1998 02/22/2012

    1 demi bouteille de Château d'Yquem CHF 99.00 Millésime : 1998 Cépages : Sémillon 80% et sauvignon 20% Région : Bordeaux Appellation : Sauternes Premier Cru Classé Supérieur Nature du sol : Graves pyrénéennes argileuses et graves günziennes sur socle argileux Culture : Traditionnelle, âge moyen des vignes de 60 ans, rendement de 25Hl / hectares Vinification : Fermentation en barrique neuve Elevage : 4 ans d'élevage en barrique Maturité : A déguster de nos jours à 2030 Service : Ouvrir une heure avant Température de service : 10 ° C Bouchon : Liège Contenance : 1 x 37.5 cl Conditionnement : Carton Degré alcoolique : 14 % vol

    5.00 5
    Vintage: 1998 02/08/2008

    Un vin, tout simplement, un vin incroyable, tout en douceur, en caractère, en ensemble. Un moment magique que je ne suis pas près d'oublier. C'est à tirer les larmes.À 180$ présentement la demie!!!.., goûter au Yquem pour ceux qui ne l'ont pas encore fait.S'il y'a meileur que Yquem, c'est surement un autre Yquem.C'est long et il tapisse la bouche long et large,peut-etre pas le meilleur millésime de ce vin mais un Yquem quand meme et j,ai maintenant la certitude de comprendre quand on l'appelle....le grand sauterne! le groupe L.V.M.H. (Louis Vuitton Moet Henessey) est le proprio depuis quelques années... À déguster avec de foie gras façon torchon... MERVEILLEUX

    Snooth User: krisfromohio
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 1994 08/01/2009

    Thick, syrupy, but not overly rich. Citrus zest, with a slightly vinegary finish.

    Snooth User: Robert Parker
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 1988 07/16/2007

    The 1988 is a more backward-styled Yquem than the 1989, built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses full body, layers of highly concentrated, extracted flavors, considerable botrytis, and a sensational finish. Last tasted 12/97

    Snooth User: Quentin4
    4.50 5
    Vintage: 1988 08/02/2009

    The Colour was deep and gold with glimpse of shiny orange. The nose was floral and complex. Multiple aromas of butter, honey, nuts lifted by lemon zest. At first, the onctuous wine develop rich honey suckle and spice. Then the mid palate explode with powerful flavours of white flowers and creme brulee. The acidity is well integrated and balance perfectly with the sweetness. The length is divine and goes on and on... Very much in its youth, this example of Chateau d'Yquem prove to be near perfection and should evolve beautifully over the next 30 to 40 years. QC http://www.questionofwine.blogspot.com

    Snooth User: Alyssa Rapp
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 1988 07/30/2007

    Five glasses

    External Reviews for Y d'Yquem

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    Vintage: 2010 07/06/2011

    Picked predominantly over 10 days from October 14, the 2010 d'Yquem has 141gms/L residual sugar and pH 3.80. It is a slow-burner, the nose understated at first but unfurling with each passing moment with subtle scents of freshly sliced apricots, Clem... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Chateau d'Yquem 375ml

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    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum

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    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 375ML Half Bottle

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 07/28/2010

    What a fabulous wine. It's an explosion of fruit, yet it's very refined. I absolutely love the nose on this, with apricot tart, apple crumble, caramel and crème brûlée. Full-bodied, superripe and spicy, with mango, papaya, spices and sweet dried lemo... Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau d'Yquem 375ml

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    Vintage: 2009 06/30/2010

    In 1593, the Sauvage family acquired Château d'Yquem, which came into the Lur Saluces family when Francoise Joséphine de Sauvage married Count Louis Amédée de Lur Saluces in 1785. Count Alexandre de Lur Saluces perpetuated his family's tradition as manager of Château d'Yquem for more than 35 years. His efforts were guided by a single philosophy: an uncompromising approach to the highest quality, vintage after vintage. Thanks to his determination, this great wine's reputation reached new heights. All famous wine lovers, from Jefferson to Tognini, by way of Grand Duke Constantine of Russia, confirmed Yquem's greatness as the years went on. In May 2004, L.V.M.H. / Louis Vuitton - Moët Hennessy, main shareholders of Château d'Yquem since 1999, asked Pierre Lurton to take over management of the estate. Member of a famous Bordeaux wine family, this passionate winemaker and viticulturalist, who is also in charge of Château Cheval Blanc in Saint-Emilion and Cheval des Andes in Argentina, has all the necessary qualities to maintain Yquem's legendary reputation with a respect for tradition and an openness to modernity.

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    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 6000ML Impériale

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 02/25/2012

    80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. A beautiful balanced, elegant and textured wine. Incredible focus and length loaded with creme brulee, citrus, honey, and apricots. There is great richness and viscosity with impeccable acids to keep it in check. ... Geoffrey Binder. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau dYquem 750ml

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