2003 Yquem

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAUTERNES
  • 95 WA
  • 98 WS
  • 95 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49137-2003-375-2C
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    More complexity on the nose than the Rieussec. Marzipan. Richness. Citrus. Nerve. Really deep flavours with good acidity. Tense. Yes!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    No tasting note was given.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    Subtle and racy, with lemon rind, vanilla cream and dried pineapple. Very spicy and intense. Full-bodied, with great length and flavor. Electrified yet refined, with medium sweetness and a wonderful finish. I love the class of this, and the length. Has afterburners.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: wineme.310
  • Self | Rating: 98

    As the Financial Times once said: |the best one can do with grapes|.
    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Looking through my hand written wine diary, which goes for A to E, I note this wine is the only one to score a unique rating: |P|: Perfect. The tasting notes? |Perfect.|
    Author: Andrew S651
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Soft with layers of fruit and honey. Apricot, mango. Clean but long finish.
    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Truly a masterpiece. This wine is so complex with notes of n Honey orange blossom lemon pear violets and perfume.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2030
    Author: Rafa Wine
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

  • 2701 bottles owned
  • 386 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 386 collectors)