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2001 Yquem 750ml
2001 Yquem
France - Bordeaux - Sauternes / Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Superieur
White / Bordeaux Blend
2001 Yquem
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Professional Reviews


Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

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.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 158

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.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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.

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100 Author: James Suckling Issue: September 9th, 2013

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.

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Community Reviews


rcl Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 08/19/2014


rsfj Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 11/29/2013

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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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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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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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