2009 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 100
  • JS 98
  • WS 98

Reviews for 2009 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2009 Chateau d’Yquem is one showstopper of a wine and perhaps it is only in a vertical that you realize this is up there among the legendary wines of the past – the 2001 included. It... Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2009 Chateau d’Yquem is one showstopper of a wine and perhaps it is only in a vertical that you realize this is up there among the legendary wines of the past – the 2001 included. It has a wonderful nose that expresses the Semillon component majestically: heady aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, jasmine and honeysuckle that all gain momentum in the glass. The oak is supremely well-integrated. The palate is extremely well-balanced with an unctuous entry. You are immediately knocked sideways by the palpable weight and volume in the mouth, which is almost “bulbous,” with layer upon layer of heavily botrytized fruit. It builds to a spicy finish with hints of marzipan and pralines in the background that lend it an untrammeled sense of exoticism. The 2009 is utterly fabulous and decadent, a star that will blaze brightly and undimmed for many years. Drink now-2060+. Tasted March 2014. - NEAL MARTIN
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It's all in balance here. Creme brulee, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It's so... The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It's all in balance here. Creme brulee, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It's so fabulous now. It will age forever but it's already a joy to taste, even drink. Better in 2020.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2014
The aromas are closed today, but the core is loaded with apricot, nectarine and orange notes, bolted by a citrus zest spine and backed by toasted almond and piecrust accents on the finish. A large-scale Yquem that shows... The aromas are closed today, but the core is loaded with apricot, nectarine and orange notes, bolted by a citrus zest spine and backed by toasted almond and piecrust accents on the finish. A large-scale Yquem that shows the richness of the vintage.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Best from 2020 through 2050. 10,000 cases made. –JM
JJB 99
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, March 2010
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... 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. A little lower in acid that the 2001 still an incredible wine.