1995 Yquem 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes | Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Superieur/ White / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

JR 17.5+   WA 95   Customer 94
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5+

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.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Jancis Robinson


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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
Issue: 213

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: TAs Super Cellar
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/26/2014
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

Rating: 98
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Rating: 92
Author: Hal
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/24/2014

Rating: 95
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/19/2013

Rating: 95
Author: againc
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/05/2011

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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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