2001 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 100
  • JS 100
  • JR 98

Reviews for 2001 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
There are 10000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically with airing it offers up honeyed tropical fruit orange... There are 10000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically with airing it offers up honeyed tropical fruit orange marmalade pineapple sweet creme brulee and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past and will age effortlessly for 75+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2100+.
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)
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, September 2013
This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of... This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of vanilla and apple purée. One of the greatest Yquems ever. All about purity here.
JR 98
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2013
Magnum. A marvellous wine with a fabulous future but already redolent of crème brulée and marzipan. Great intensity, balance and lift. Fresh, medium sweetness (which looks an awfully prosaic description of this miracle of... Magnum. A marvellous wine with a fabulous future but already redolent of crème brulée and marzipan. Great intensity, balance and lift. Fresh, medium sweetness (which looks an awfully prosaic description of this miracle of botrytis) and fresh and crisp on the finish. 19.5/20