James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Chateau d'Yquem 2016 - 375 ml

Product description

Yquem tells a unique story. It starts with the bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, it is marked by fruit (apricot, mandarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanilla and toasty aromas). Older vintages, on the other hand, have an extraordinarily complex fragrance as soon as the bottle is opened, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamon, saffron, and licorice), and even flowers (lime blossom, etc.). The first impression of Château d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate." This fine wine has a strong but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always balances sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). A touch of bitterness can also contribute to the overall harmony. Château d'Yquem's aftertaste is legendary and tells another story, which lasts and lasts.

Blend: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon

99 Points - James Suckling

A very classic Yquem. A breathtakingly broad spectrum of floral honey, exotic fruit (passion fruit, mango and pineapple), caramel and marzipan aromas. The wine is exact and finely nuanced. Wonderful freshness and textural complexity, despite the considerable concentration and extravagance. Very suave and sensual finish that goes on and on. Drink or hold.

98+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Containing 135 grams per litre of residual sugar, the pale lemon-gold coloured 2016 d'Yquem leaps from the glass with honeyed apricots, pineapple, green mango, crushed rocks, candied ginger, coriander seed and citrus peel with hints of orange blossom. The palate is tightly wound, vibrant and refreshing with layer upon layer of minerals and spices, finishing with epic poise and persistence.

95+ Points - Wine Enthusiast

The bouquet opens with aromas of honey and citrus, offering richness and freshness simultaneously. The mouthfeel is opulent, with honeyed flavours. Some acidity is underneath, although decadence and concentration are its defining attributes. It will age for decades.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

This is exotic, with very lush and seductive notes of coconut, honeysuckle, creamed white peach, glazed pear, mirabelle plum and yellow apple, all woven together seamlessly. Beautifully caressing in feel, with a long acacia echo on the finish.