2021 Chateau d'Yquem owc 12

Sauternes Blend - 375ML
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The Wine Independent, March 2024

The 2021 d'Yquem is composed of 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. It has 148 grams per liter of residual sugar, making for a relatively rich style and the sweetest Yquem since 2017. Pale lemon-gold colored, perfumed...
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Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Yquem was tasted in Amsterdam, the first wine poured at a lunch, thereby allowing me a longer period to examine it. Slightly burnished in hue, it has a very attractive bouquet with scents of dried quince...
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

The 2021 d'Yquem exhibits a complex bouquet of rose, exotic fruits and mandarin orange mingled with spring flowers, rose and crème brûlée, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless palate that's suave and...


Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2021
Size 375ML
Closure Cork

Sauternes is the best and most sought-after region for dessert wine in Bordeaux, perhaps in all of France. Chateau d’Yquem is the most celebrated of all Sauternes producers.

The history of d’Yquem can be traced back to 1593, when local nobleman Jacques Sauvage became the feudal overseer of the property. The area was already home to late-harvest wines even then, and the Sauvage family moved things forward, creating “modern” vineyards—and the famous chateau—on the unique hill that contributes to d’Yquem’s outstanding quality. In 1711, the Sauvage family became full owners of the property and managed to retain it through the French Revolution.

The quality and reputation of Chateau d’Yquem wine improved as the vineyard was methodically expanded and enhanced. By the late 18th century, it was celebrated internationally and counted Thomas Jefferson among its staunch supporters. But the house continued to innovate and better its practices. The constructed a large, purpose-built cellar for maturation and aging in 1826 and, not long after, began harvesting in multiple passes to optimize fruit quality. This work was rewarded when Chateau d’Yquem was designated the only 1er Cru Superieur dessert wine in the famous 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines.

The 2021 Chateau d'Yquem is a truly exquisite example of a Sauternes blend, a cherished varietal from the Bordeaux region of France. This wine presents a radiant white color, a testament to the exceptional care and precision employed in its creation. The Chateau d'Yquem estate, renowned for its meticulous cultivation methods and centuries-old heritage, has once again proven its mastery with this exceptional vintage.

As soon as the cork is released, the 2021 Chateau d'Yquem reveals a symphony of aromas. The nose is filled with a tantalizing bouquet of ripe tropical fruits, honey, and mild spice, all of which hint at the complex flavor profile waiting to be unveiled.

On the palate, this Sauternes blend is a voluptuous delight. Its rich texture and harmonious balance of sweetness and acidity deliver a seamless drinking experience. The potent fruit flavors, underscored by subtle notes of oak and spice, are a testament to the quality of the terroir in the Sauternes sub-region of Bordeaux.

The 2021 Chateau d'Yquem is a vibrant and refined wine that sits proudly at the pinnacle of the Sauternes tradition. Its complexity and depth of flavor, coupled with its potential for long-term aging, make this vintage a treasured addition to any discerning wine collection. As with all Chateau d'Yquem wines, this 2021 vintage promises to evolve beautifully over the years, revealing new layers of depth and character with each passing season.