2010 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 96
  • JS 95
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2010 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Tropical and inviting with lush mango fig and papaya aromas followed by pineapple and creamed banana. The long tangerine finish is flattering and very open now but the length is clearly there. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is a super balanced and racy Yquem with nuts. light pineapple and apple ccharacter. Full and dense but bright and fresh. Love the spicy botrytis with light apple tart and nuts on the finish. Not a great vintage for... This is a super balanced and racy Yquem with nuts. light pineapple and apple ccharacter. Full and dense but bright and fresh. Love the spicy botrytis with light apple tart and nuts on the finish. Not a great vintage for Sauternes but Yquem stays on top.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Consistent notes compared to the sample tasted blind at Southwold, the 2010 Chateau d’Yquem does not quite live up to the billing it showed out of barrel. Certainly it does not possess... Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Consistent notes compared to the sample tasted blind at Southwold, the 2010 Chateau d’Yquem does not quite live up to the billing it showed out of barrel. Certainly it does not possess the concentration of the 2011, the elegance or the symmetry. However, there is fine minerality on the nose and great transparency. The palate is fresh and harmonious, with a fine bead of citrus fruit and a penetrating, spicy finish that offers white peach and honeysuckle notes, yet does not possess anything close to the peacock’s tail of the magnificent 2009. Still, this is a fine Yquem. Drink 2017-2040+. Tasted March 2014. - NEAL MARTIN
JJB 98
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2011
87% semillon 13% sauvignon blanc. Aged in 100% new oak. Planted to a mix of clay sand limestone and gravel. Tight and slightly muted on both the nose and palate but in no way lacking character. Ample botrytis is apparent... 87% semillon 13% sauvignon blanc. Aged in 100% new oak. Planted to a mix of clay sand limestone and gravel. Tight and slightly muted on both the nose and palate but in no way lacking character. Ample botrytis is apparent in both the aromas and flavors along with banana coconut crème and tightly wound citrus. Built for longer term cellaring this offers structure and weight beautifully textured while maintaining excellent balance and well-integrated acids carry through to a long opulent and refreshing finish. This will develop nicely in bottle but will require a bit of patience to really show what is fully has to offer. Enjoy through 2040.