Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.6127 ratings
9.541 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Jack Goldenberg

Just amazing! Fruit, sweet, acid

Just amazing! Fruit, sweet, acid

Jan 9th, 2021
Severn Goodwin

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Pauleé Dinner; 26 January 2019 at The Cuckoo's Nest, Albany, NY

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Pauleé Dinner; 26 January 2019 at The Cuckoo's Nest, Albany, NY

Jan 27th, 2020
James Forsyth

A treat to taste the 86 d'Yquem. Treacle, spice, pineapple and apricot. It is rich and deep and deeply impressive.

Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

A treat to taste the 86 d'Yquem. Treacle, spice, pineapple and apricot. It is rich and deep and deeply impressive.

Served with fois gras at Lafayette, NYC.

Nov 10th, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Always a treat but I wonder if this was a rupee or warmer year. A bit more fruit in your face than I’ve had in the past.

Always a treat but I wonder if this was a rupee or warmer year. A bit more fruit in your face than I’ve had in the past.

Jun 21st, 2018
David L

😳😄😍 Yep it’s that great!

😳😄😍 Yep it’s that great!

Apr 22nd, 2018
Mark Oldman

‪when in doubt, "'86 it" - 1986 Château d' #Yquem 🙏 beyond-the-imagination honey-and-hazelnut intensity, with so-sexy crème brûlée notes, kept fresh by a perfect undercurrent of acidity and a slight marmelade-like bitterness - a glass of impossible beauty #WineWednesday

‪when in doubt, "'86 it" - 1986 Château d' #Yquem 🙏 beyond-the-imagination honey-and-hazelnut intensity, with so-sexy crème brûlée notes, kept fresh by a perfect undercurrent of acidity and a slight marmelade-like bitterness - a glass of impossible beauty #WineWednesday

Mar 14th, 2018
Ericsson

This is a wine lovers dream… It is very old, it is hedonistic, it is rare and simply put, a beautiful wine. The bottle was properly decanted and aerated for a couple of hours. The color is almost bright gold; initially, the nose is tight with scents reminiscent of acrylic paint. However the nose evolves into intense sexy notes of bees wax, honey, butter scotch, mead wine that are just captivating; you can keep smelling for hours on end. On the pallet it is more beautiful, if that is even possible, with preserved apricot, creme brûlée and an orange marmalade like acidity. It is very round, rich, sweet but never overdone. It flows on the pallet like the sweetest memory flows in your brain. And you just. Don’t. Want it. To fade!

This is a wine lovers dream… It is very old, it is hedonistic, it is rare and simply put, a beautiful wine. The bottle was properly decanted and aerated for a couple of hours. The color is almost bright gold; initially, the nose is tight with scents reminiscent of acrylic paint. However the nose evolves into intense sexy notes of bees wax, honey, butter scotch, mead wine that are just captivating; you can keep smelling for hours on end. On the pallet it is more beautiful, if that is even possible, with preserved apricot, creme brûlée and an orange marmalade like acidity. It is very round, rich, sweet but never overdone. It flows on the pallet like the sweetest memory flows in your brain. And you just. Don’t. Want it. To fade!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2021
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

A tad more elegant than the '88. Not as showy, but more poise and articulation.

A tad more elegant than the '88. Not as showy, but more poise and articulation.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.5

Amazingly pure, focused and bright.

Amazingly pure, focused and bright.

Nov 4th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.2

This bottle had been opened and in the refrigerator for a few days before I tasted this but it was still quite lively. Filled of peach, orange, and honey. Alcohol stood out a little bit. Incredible concentration and power with an impressive length. Even with extended air exposure this #chateaudyquem felt incredibly young, tight, and structured. #sauternes #bordeaux #noblerot #semillon #ctbucklinwine

This bottle had been opened and in the refrigerator for a few days before I tasted this but it was still quite lively. Filled of peach, orange, and honey. Alcohol stood out a little bit. Incredible concentration and power with an impressive length. Even with extended air exposure this #chateaudyquem felt incredibly young, tight, and structured. #sauternes #bordeaux #noblerot #semillon #ctbucklinwine

Jul 17th, 2016