2007 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • IWC 96
  • JR 95

Reviews for 2007 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Tasted single blind against its peers. Under blind conditions the Yquem 2007 shines like a diamond. Nevertheless it is initially rather taciturn on the nose eventually opening up beautifully with touches of lemon curd... Tasted single blind against its peers. Under blind conditions the Yquem 2007 shines like a diamond. Nevertheless it is initially rather taciturn on the nose eventually opening up beautifully with touches of lemon curd Mirabelle and clear honey. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine definition and there seems to be a great deal of energy and vigor dispensed for your pleasure. There is such race and nervosity and then that finish just purrs with harmony and focus. This Yquem feels just so alive and vivacious yet there is an effortless quality here that is unmatched by its peers. Tasted January 2011.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
Intense, with a wide range of maple, hazelnut-singed piecrust and apple crumble notes, all offset beautifully by a taut orange zest accent that imparts tension and length to balance the broad, rich core. Ends with a... Intense, with a wide range of maple, hazelnut-singed piecrust and apple crumble notes, all offset beautifully by a taut orange zest accent that imparts tension and length to balance the broad, rich core. Ends with a viscous feel and lingering energy.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Best from 2015 through 2040. 10,000 cases made. –JM
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Bright golden yellow. Wonderful class and purity of aromas and flavors: pineapple peach nectar fresh apricot minerals mint estery floral oils sexy vanillin oak. Then very sweet and very pure but youthfully tight with... Bright golden yellow. Wonderful class and purity of aromas and flavors: pineapple peach nectar fresh apricot minerals mint estery floral oils sexy vanillin oak. Then very sweet and very pure but youthfully tight with lovely energy and fruity lift to the mid-palate. Subtle saline and mineral notes add nuance. The superb slowly mounting finish combines outstanding finesse with a subtle sense of power. I find this quite understated today partially hiding its underlying structure and racy acidity. But this is a great and wonderfully pure Yquem in the making and likely to evolve in bottle for decades.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2011
Mid bronzy gold. Lovely lift and complexity. Fantastic! Best wine tasted so far (all red otherwise). Great nuance and herbs and so sweet but all kept in great barley-sugar corset with leaves and refreshment on the end... Mid bronzy gold. Lovely lift and complexity. Fantastic! Best wine tasted so far (all red otherwise). Great nuance and herbs and so sweet but all kept in great barley-sugar corset with leaves and refreshment on the end, orange peel. Long, meat and two veg and SO interesting! 18.5/20
JJB 97
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, March 2012
Vibrant youthful gold color with green flecks. Toasted coconut burnt sugar ripe tropical fruits and lemon peel are underscored by a note of wet stone and moderate spicy botrytis on the fantasticaly complex compelling... Vibrant youthful gold color with green flecks. Toasted coconut burnt sugar ripe tropical fruits and lemon peel are underscored by a note of wet stone and moderate spicy botrytis on the fantasticaly complex compelling nose. Wonderfully plump and soft textured loaded with flavors of coconut crème Tahitian vanilla bean and ripe stone fruits transitioning to cloves and spice all wrapped tightly in beautiful acidity that carries this unuctious package through to a long mouthwatering finish. Like a closed flower that needs time to reveal the gold within this will likely need another 10 years before it really hits its stride and will easily last 20+.