2005 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 97
  • WE 97
  • WA 96
  • JS 95
  • JR 95

Reviews for 2005 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2012
This has a deliciously pure feel with juicy inviting green plum ginger heather creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish which echoes with lilting flowers and... This has a deliciously pure feel with juicy inviting green plum ginger heather creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes. Best from 2015 through 2045. 12000 cases made. -JM
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
This isn't sweet but just so wonderfully rich. It's the concentration of botrytis that makes the wine. The texture is velvet but with a spicy bite to it. Apricot honey and marzipan all contribute to a wine that will age... This isn't sweet but just so wonderfully rich. It's the concentration of botrytis that makes the wine. The texture is velvet but with a spicy bite to it. Apricot honey and marzipan all contribute to a wine that will age over decades.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2016
Tasted at the property 12 months on from my last visit, my note for the Château d'Yquem 2005 is almost exactly the same. I feel that there is still just a little new oak to be resolved on the nose. But the palate is... Tasted at the property 12 months on from my last visit, my note for the Château d'Yquem 2005 is almost exactly the same. I feel that there is still just a little new oak to be resolved on the nose. But the palate is extremely well balanced, perhaps just a little nuttier than I remember from 12 months ago, with hints of white chocolate and crème brûlée just appearing on the finish. This needs another decade, but it is a very serious Yquem in the making. Tasted April 2015. - Neal Martin
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2012
What an incredible nose of flowers, honey, spices such as clove, and sandalwood. With time, decadent aromas of apple tart and crumble develop. Full and very round on the palate, this is medium sweet with a velvety... What an incredible nose of flowers, honey, spices such as clove, and sandalwood. With time, decadent aromas of apple tart and crumble develop. Full and very round on the palate, this is medium sweet with a velvety texture. Flavors of honey, apple and pear tart appear on the long finish. This is so beautiful, hard not to drink now but will greatly improve with more time. 140 grams of RS.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2010
Very pale straw gold. Very thick, grainy texture like orangey buttery sauce, the sort of thing you'd serve with crêpes suzette. RS 130g/l, TA 4 g/l [ie 6.1 g/l as tartaric]. Nice delicacy too. Very long indeed though not... Very pale straw gold. Very thick, grainy texture like orangey buttery sauce, the sort of thing you'd serve with crêpes suzette. RS 130g/l, TA 4 g/l [ie 6.1 g/l as tartaric]. Nice delicacy too. Very long indeed though not really ready. 18.5/20