2001 Yquem 750ml

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2001 Yquem

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Not darker than any other 2001 Sauternes. Butterscotch and orange peel but not excessive sweetness on the nose. Some barley sugar and then on the palate such a lot of richness and weight and complexity. The merest hint of mouse but awfully lovely. Not quite as fat as Climens.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 100

There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly for 75+ years.

Drink Dates: 2010-2100
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 158

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Wine Spectator | 100

The greatest young Yquem I have ever tasted from bottle. Yellow, with a golden hue and an almost green tint. Intense aromas of botrytis, spices and blanched almonds follow through to honey, maple syrup, dried apricot and pineapple. Full-bodied, sweet, thick and powerful, with layers of fruit and a bright, lively finish. Coats the palate yet remains exciting. So balanced and refined, showing the pedigree that only this Sauternes estate can deliver. 10,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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JamesSuckling.com | 100

This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of vanilla and apple puree. One of the greatest Yquems ever. All about purity here.

Author: James Suckling
Issue: September 9th, 2013

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Score: 98
Author: rcl
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/19/2014
Score: 100
Author: rsfj
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/29/2013

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Score: 100
Author: A Howells
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/24/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Simply superb. Fresh, youthful, intensely concentrated. Vibrant acidity will keep going for many years.

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Author: Peter
Trust Rating: 87
Tasted On: 04/17/2010
still very young. well balanced not sure it's a 100 pointer though

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Score: 100
Author: Jeff OinLA
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/10/2008
Without question the single greatest liquid I have ever had in my mouth. That sounds so hyperbolic, and I am not one to toss out hyperbole just to make a point. This was honestly the most amazing liquid I've ever tasted. I was licking the glass at one point just to get the last hint of flavor. So rich, velvety, unctuous. A candy-store of fruit flavors, though not in an artificial, saccharine sense. Just deep and flavorful and delicious.

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About This Producer


Chateau d'Yquem is world famous for its sweet wine, which commands some of the highest prices on the market. Established in 1593, the chateau is located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux and is the only property given the highest rating of Premier Cru Superieur. The estate contains a 110-hectare vineyard planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The wines are created from botrytized fruit that is picked by hand in several passes by up to 150 harvesters. The "Noble Rot" (Botrytis Cinera) depletes the water content in the berry, concentrating the natural sugar levels. The resultant wine's high sugar content is matched by high level of acidity, allowing the wine to age for more than 50 years in the best vintages. The opulence of Yquem's youth turns complex, rich and honeyed as it ages. Chateau d'Yquem's second wine, Ygrec Y, is a dry Bordeaux Blanc.

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