1995 Château d'Yquem

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAUTERNES
  • 95 WA
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49137-1995

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Chateau d'Yquem is moving into its secondary aroma phase. A deep golden color, it has a dense and almost Barsac-like bouquet with tangerine, apricot, acacia and melted candle wax. It displays good intensity, unfolding beautifully in the glass. The palate has a strident opening, with a slight bitter edge that lends this Yquem great tension. One can discern layers of marmalade infused with honey fruit, with a powerful, spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly now, but will surely age with style over many years. Tasted March 2014.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very dark tawny - a sunny vintage. Quite different. Lots of botrytis. Big and smudgy and less precise than the 1996. Very sweet but without the precision of 1996. I think ideally one would wait before serving this. Long and chewy and caramel with some chew. Big and round and dried-fruit notes but you need to wait.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: againc
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: AlexG
  • Anonymous | Rating: 95

    Author: RWG III
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Author: Frank K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Hal
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: RDV
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Lovely golden/amber colour; sweet notes on the nose; on the palate it was onctuous and long with notes of litchis, peaches and honey; a superb Yquem
    Author: TAs Super Cellar
  • Self | Rating: 98

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    Author: marv
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.
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1240 bottles owned
  • 275 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 275 collectors)