2001 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 1.5L

  • WS 100
  • WA 100

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WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2005
The greatest young Yquem I have ever tasted from bottle. Yellow with a golden hue and an almost green tint. Intense aromas of botrytis spices and blanched almonds follow through to honey maple syrup dried apricot and... The greatest young Yquem I have ever tasted from bottle. Yellow with a golden hue and an almost green tint. Intense aromas of botrytis spices and blanched almonds follow through to honey maple syrup dried apricot and pineapple. Full-bodied sweet thick and powerful with layers of fruit and a bright lively finish. Coats the palate yet remains exciting. So balanced and refined showing the pedigree that only this Sauternes estate can deliver. Best after 2012. 10000 cases made. (JS)
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bottle, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old... You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bottle, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old. Doesn't time fly. It seems to be aging at a glacial pace, hardly changed since I last tasted it. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a little more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2001