Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2009 Chateau d’Yquem is one showstopper of a wine and perhaps it is only in a vertical that you realize this is up there among the legendary wines of the past – the 2001 included. It has a wonderful nose that expresse
98-100 Barrel sample. The aromas are so rich and powerful, with great ripe apricots. There are honey, spice and beautiful sweet spiced pears. This is an extraordinary wine in an extraordinary year in Sauternes.
The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It's all in balance here. Creme brulee, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It's so fabulous now. It will age forever but
The aromas are closed today, but the core is loaded with apricot, nectarine and orange notes, bolted by a citrus zest spine and backed by toasted almond and piecrust accents on the finish. A large-scale Yquem that shows the richness of the vintage.--Non-b
Gold. Coconut note. Sweet but not as dense as most. Just a little oak chewy and apparently more fragile than some. 130 g/l RS so lower than most. Not the standout that it used to be.
This infant Yquem is one of the most impressive young Sauternes I have every tasted. Filled with luscious dried tropical fruit, honeysuckle and sweet flowers, the palate is a great balance of acid-sugar tension. Persistent finish that lingers for more than 20 seconds. Impressive wine that will last half a century easily. ~Jeannie Cho Lee tasted in 2014
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