2014 Chateau D'yquem Sauternes Half BottleBlend from France
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- 96-99 Wine Spectator
- 97-98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 96-98 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96-99 Wine Spectator
"This is beguiling, with acacia, jasmine and honeysuckle notes leading the way, followed by refined peach, tangerine and yellow apple fruit flavors. Very long, with a lemon chiffon note lingering delicately."
97-98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"A crazy combination of botrytis, dried fruits and freshness. It's not the sweetness Yquem but it has an extraordinary depth of fruit and freshness. It goes on for minutes. Spicy and intense. A stunning young wine. A brightness and fabulous depth of fruit. "
96-98 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Château Yquem 2014 was picked over 9 weeks this year, with one-quarter of the grapes picked prior to 15 September. It delivers 134 grams per liter residual sugar and 7.3 grams per liter tartaric acid, with a pH 3.60. It has a captivating bouquet (I know...I know...what else were you expecting) But it entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. Occasionally an Yquem only reveals its components parts at this early juncture, necessitates conjecture. However the 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the élevage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few "flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish. It's not quite up there in the rarefied heights of say, the 2001 or 2009, but it is what we call in the trade, "the business."
96-99 - Wine Spectator
97-98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
96-98 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc|
|Taste||fig, lemon, pear, saffron, grass, bell pepper, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint|
|Nose||apricot, quince, honey, pineapple, cream, apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon|