Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

9.697 ratings on Delectable
$599

There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly for 75+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2100+. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Bradley Brown Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

So vibrant, intense and layered

So vibrant, intense and layered

9.9

Max Coane Delectable Pro

Been open too long

Been open too long

8.8

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Great balance. Good acidity. Classic Yquem

Great balance. Good acidity. Classic Yquem

9.1

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

It's right what you have read. Liquid gold for sure. All the right cues of apricot honey and stone fruits that bring this all through the minutes of finish.

It's right what you have read. Liquid gold for sure. All the right cues of apricot honey and stone fruits that bring this all through the minutes of finish.

9.8