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Yquem 2015

Member Review by acakeandwine:

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
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/20/2014

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

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  • Snooth User: rospo
    985564123
    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
    15738216
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 1994 08/01/2009

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


    Snooth User: jaws1970
    9220786
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 1989 10/13/2008

    I had another lesson with my boss, the one who introduced me to Chateau Margaux, in 2002 when those Barclays bankers were sacked for expensing vintage Petrus and d'Yquem in London. I asked her what was so great about dessert wine that it would cost that much? And she proceeded to show me on our next trip -- where she ordered d'Yquem and foie gras for me. Unbelievable. For the layperson, it's like the perfection of peanut butter and jelly together.


    Snooth User: willrun4wine
    958554
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 1989 11/06/2008

    Five glasses


    Snooth User: Quentin4
    209779205
    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


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    External Reviews for Yquem

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    Vintage: 2009 03/22/2012

    The 2009 Yquem has an almost ethereal nose, beautifully defined with scents of honey, honeysuckle, pear, fresh apricot and a hint of quince. It blossoms in the glass, gaining intensity and expanding across the ether. The immediate impression is not of a powerful, rich, botrytis-laden Yquem, but one that has semblances with the 2007 in terms of poise and precision, the acidity defining the wine in its youth and around that, subtle notes of honey, fig, pear, apricot and just a hint of ginger adding vibrancy and edginess towards the pure and tensile finish. As expected, there is extraordinary persistency, lingering in the mouth long after the wine has disappeared, yet it will remain long in the memory.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 6000ML Impériale


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 750ML Bottle


    External Review
    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.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

    1 x 1500ML Magnum


    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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