2011 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 99
  • IWC 98
  • JS 98
  • JR 95
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2011 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Blend

WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is... A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060. – JM
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2014
Luminous golden yellow. Cool, pure aromas of white peach, honeyed mango, guava nectar, white flowers and saffron are complicated by elements of crushed stone and spicy lemony botrytis. Suave and intensely flavored, with... Luminous golden yellow. Cool, pure aromas of white peach, honeyed mango, guava nectar, white flowers and saffron are complicated by elements of crushed stone and spicy lemony botrytis. Suave and intensely flavored, with mineral-spiced apple, mango, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors offering outstanding purity, precision, and depth. The brisk but harmonious acidity gives this great Sauternes a penetrating quality and provides a powerful spine to the very deep flavors, making it seem less opulent than it really is. This Yquem has the depth of the 2007 but boasts even greater purity and focus. Finishes bright and extremely long, with repeating suggestions of white flowers and lemony botrytis. Though it lacks the depth of the 2001 or the opulence of the 2009 at a similar stage of development, this is one of my favorite young Yquems ever: it will age spectacularly well.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and richness. It goes on for minutes. Turns... Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and richness. It goes on for minutes. Turns dense and concentrated on the palate. Speechless. Better in 2019.
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2014
Tasted from a very precocious sample of this wine in bottle. It may well have been a bit shocked by the bottling process as it seemed a little lighter than some Yquems but there were fascinating notes of citrus and summer... Tasted from a very precocious sample of this wine in bottle. It may well have been a bit shocked by the bottling process as it seemed a little lighter than some Yquems but there were fascinating notes of citrus and summer flowers as well as the usual ripe pears. 18.5/20
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Yquem 2011 has a complex bouquet, one that is very well defined with hints of petrol infusing the rich honeyed fruit, later melted wax and fresh peach... Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Yquem 2011 has a complex bouquet, one that is very well defined with hints of petrol infusing the rich honeyed fruit, later melted wax and fresh peach coming through. The palate is well balanced with a strong viscous entry. There is plenty of residual sugar here and I would have preferred a little more acidic bite to offset that rich, decadent finish (this is despite their correct policy of blending non-botrytized berries in order to increase acidity.) Powerful, burly even, I would give this several years in the cellar to allow this Yquem to mellow and enter its stride. - Neal Martin
JJB 99
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% semillon 20% sauvignon blanc. Barrel fermented and aged in 100% new oak. Vibrant orange gold color. A powerful but tightly wound nose of orange rind citrus white flowers cloves and saffron. This is exceptionally... 80% semillon 20% sauvignon blanc. Barrel fermented and aged in 100% new oak. Vibrant orange gold color. A powerful but tightly wound nose of orange rind citrus white flowers cloves and saffron. This is exceptionally complex and powerful hitting the palate with a luxurious texture undercut by vivacious crisp acidity. This shows loads of ripe stone fruit quince and mango flavors along with a background snap of ginger all enfolded in striking chalky minerality. Drink now and over the next 30 years.