Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.732 ratings
9.812 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
Gilbert Van Hassel

Astonishing.

Astonishing.

Jul 30th, 2022
Gilbert Van Hassel

Perfect balance between acid, bitter and sweet drenched in tropical fruit. Lovely botrytis, primary fruit for now and irresistible but will improve so much more.

Perfect balance between acid, bitter and sweet drenched in tropical fruit. Lovely botrytis, primary fruit for now and irresistible but will improve so much more.

Jul 8th, 2022
Gilbert Van Hassel

A good night’s work: champagne dehours S, champagne selosse Le mes ik, keller abts E, Gantenbein chardonnay. Domaine de pallus la rougerie, soldera, Madonna delle grazie Marroneto, Clos vougeot arnoux lachaux and chateau d’yquem

A good night’s work: champagne dehours S, champagne selosse Le mes ik, keller abts E, Gantenbein chardonnay. Domaine de pallus la rougerie, soldera, Madonna delle grazie Marroneto, Clos vougeot arnoux lachaux and chateau d’yquem

Oct 10th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

As long as this is available this will be 100

As long as this is available this will be 100

Jun 12th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Nothing new to report. Perfect wine, lucky to taste another bottle.

Nothing new to report. Perfect wine, lucky to taste another bottle.

May 23rd, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Just perfect whether a 1/2 or a full bottle. Primary taste of white flowers, lychee, peach and pineapple. Perfect acidity, bitterness and off sweet. Now 10 to 15 years waiting for these secondary tastes to develop. Quite a challenge to not touch something this good earlier.

Just perfect whether a 1/2 or a full bottle. Primary taste of white flowers, lychee, peach and pineapple. Perfect acidity, bitterness and off sweet. Now 10 to 15 years waiting for these secondary tastes to develop. Quite a challenge to not touch something this good earlier.

May 14th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

There is wine and then there is WINE. Sheer perfection just like the 2009, the 2001, the ... 1921 and yes the 2015. Just bow and be grateful. And yes forget you got some for the next 15 years. Tremendous.

There is wine and then there is WINE. Sheer perfection just like the 2009, the 2001, the ... 1921 and yes the 2015. Just bow and be grateful. And yes forget you got some for the next 15 years. Tremendous.

Apr 26th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

This is a perfect and stunning wine. Pineapple and lychee and exotic fruits, balance and great acidity. Best expression since the 2001. This is “it”. Hurry up to taste when you still can before it becomes way too expensive.

This is a perfect and stunning wine. Pineapple and lychee and exotic fruits, balance and great acidity. Best expression since the 2001. This is “it”. Hurry up to taste when you still can before it becomes way too expensive.

Mar 19th, 2021
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 compact 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 compact now... going to be transportive.

Dec 26th, 2019
James Forsyth

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.

Mar 6th, 2018