Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015 (375ml)

$175

The 2015 Chateau d'Yquem was scintillating when I tasted it at the property during en primeur last year... Now that the wine is in bottle, that original “show-stopping” bouquet has become more refined. In fact, you could almost describe it as laid back or genteel until it begins to magically unfold and deliver seductive scents of lemon curd, orange pith, freshly opened tins of apricot and wild honey. You would call the aromatics more “pretty” than “powerful,” but of course, it is beautifully defined. The palate is very well balanced with that electric line of acidity intact.. a fresh viscous finish. There is a persistent aftertaste whereby the mouth tingles some 60 seconds after the wine has departed... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

Mesmerizing. Tropical, complex, orange blossom honey. Indulgent now and I hope to try this again in a few decades.

Mesmerizing. Tropical, complex, orange blossom honey. Indulgent now and I hope to try this again in a few decades.

9.8

Peter Hladun

One of the most interesting wines I’ve tried, fantastic complexity

One of the most interesting wines I’ve tried, fantastic complexity

9.5

Josh Morgenthau

Flavor is expansive and hard to describe. The smell of sun ripe apricots and tree picked nectarines so strong. Summer hay, warm tropic breezes, jasmine, orange peel, anise, spices, citrus, golden plum and honeyed nectar in perfect proportion. Intense and tightly composed now... going to be transportive.

Flavor is expansive and hard to describe. The smell of sun ripe apricots and tree picked nectarines so strong. Summer hay, warm tropic breezes, jasmine, orange peel, anise, spices, citrus, golden plum and honeyed nectar in perfect proportion. Intense and tightly composed now... going to be transportive.

9.7

Stanislav Lobanov

18/20 (95/100) В аромате на первом плане лимонный мармелад, за ним прячутся апельсиновые цукаты, абрикосовый джем, мёд, ваниль, белый перец и ментол. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью. Насыщенное во вкусе, здесь проявляются ноты карамели. Великолепно. #annualclarettasting

18/20 (95/100) В аромате на первом плане лимонный мармелад, за ним прячутся апельсиновые цукаты, абрикосовый джем, мёд, ваниль, белый перец и ментол. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью. Насыщенное во вкусе, здесь проявляются ноты карамели. Великолепно. #annualclarettasting

9.5

Donghyun Kim

Balanced and various sweetness came but not to what I expected from its fame

Balanced and various sweetness came but not to what I expected from its fame

9.1

T New

First time tasting YQuem and it is truly in a class of its own so hard to justify a ranking. But for pure pleasure it’s also hard to imagine anything better. It’s flavors seem elusive, and shade into each other tricking your senses, all of which is intensely enjoyable. When you try to focus on its honey sweetness it turns its darkness on you and is all herbal. When you call out its mouthfeel it slides past you, both unctuous and feathery. Amazing experience.

First time tasting YQuem and it is truly in a class of its own so hard to justify a ranking. But for pure pleasure it’s also hard to imagine anything better. It’s flavors seem elusive, and shade into each other tricking your senses, all of which is intensely enjoyable. When you try to focus on its honey sweetness it turns its darkness on you and is all herbal. When you call out its mouthfeel it slides past you, both unctuous and feathery. Amazing experience.

9.9

Wade Chambers

Wow!

Wow!

9.6

Nic Z

Tropical fruits especially pineapple

Tropical fruits especially pineapple

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.