Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

$399.99

Perhaps the worlds most sough-after wines. Each vintage is near perfection. This is a 750ml bottle. 99 points, Wine Spectator:  "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060. 98 points Antonio Galloni:  "Luminous golden yellow. Cool, pure aromas of white peach, honeyed mango, guava nectar, white flowers and saffron are complicated by elements of crushed stone and spicy lemony botrytis. Suave and intensely flavored, with mineral-spiced apple, mango, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors offering outstanding purity, precision, and depth. The brisk but harmonious acidity gives this great Sauternes a penetrating quality and provides a powerful spine to the very deep flavors, making it seem less opulent than it really is. This Yquem has the depth of the 2007 but boasts even greater purity and focus. Finishes bright and extremely long, with repeating suggestions of white flowers and lemony botrytis. Though it lacks the depth of the 2001 or the opulence of the 2009 at a similar stage of development, this is one of my favorite young Yquems ever: it will age spectacularly well." 98 points, James Suckling:  "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and richness. It goes on for minutes. Turns dense and concentrated on the palate. Speechless. Better in 2019."

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Ratings on Delectable

Kevin Arndt Delectable Pro

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

Wow- some felt a little shut down. I felt the opposite. Expressive of honey comb, racy acid to balance and truly superb

Wow- some felt a little shut down. I felt the opposite. Expressive of honey comb, racy acid to balance and truly superb

9.5

Scott Taddeo Delectable Pro

Slightly earlier pick than usual. White floral with freshly spun sugar, white stone fruits and slight spice.

Slightly earlier pick than usual. White floral with freshly spun sugar, white stone fruits and slight spice.

9.3

Felipe Ferreiro Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

Magnificat 2016

Magnificat 2016

9.4

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

Any day that starts with d'Yquem is bound to be good! The precision and purity of this bottle was amazing- ultra clean apricot like botrytis and massive sweetness married to crystalline acidity... Wow!

Any day that starts with d'Yquem is bound to be good! The precision and purity of this bottle was amazing- ultra clean apricot like botrytis and massive sweetness married to crystalline acidity... Wow!

10

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Thick sticky honey, saffron, stone fruits, pineapple, candied nuts.

Thick sticky honey, saffron, stone fruits, pineapple, candied nuts.

9.4

Ted Rutledge Delectable Pro

Sooo good.....a perfectly balanced desert wine

Sooo good.....a perfectly balanced desert wine

9.5

Tom Gendall Delectable Pro

Beautiful wine. Thick and unctuous and a delicious spicy phenolic character.

Beautiful wine. Thick and unctuous and a delicious spicy phenolic character.

9.4

Anjoleena Griffin-Holst Delectable Pro

Wine Director Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Sweated Meyer lemon, chamomile, mint essence, underripe pear #spitbackward

Sweated Meyer lemon, chamomile, mint essence, underripe pear #spitbackward

9.7

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

Killer this wine is so rich and concentrated but has balance

Killer this wine is so rich and concentrated but has balance

9.6

Dave O'Brien Delectable Pro

When having seared foie gras, you need to pair it well, even if only an ounce...

When having seared foie gras, you need to pair it well, even if only an ounce...

9.8

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