2001 Château d’Yquem Sauternes

$1,650.00

Raised to the ranks of Premier Cru Supérieur appellation in 1855, Château d’Yquem is the product of meticulous work in the vineyard. Since its beginnings, it has benefited from an exceptional terroir, as well as being the result of unique ancestral know-how since 1593.

In the world of sweet wines, Château d’Yquem sits alone as the worlds greatest. The classification of Premier Cru Supérieur has only been bestowed to the wines of this great estate.

The wines of Château d’Yquem possess richness, complexity and longevity that is unrivalled by any other estate in Bordeaux or the world over. The term ‘Legendary’ has been used on many occasions and is befitting of the wines of this storied estate.

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100 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
I have had the very good fortune to taste the 2001 d’Yquem perhaps a dozen times since its release and have never been less than absolutely floored by its combination of poise, purity, precision and layer upon intricate, jaw-dropping layer of flavor nuances. It is among a very small clutch of incredible wines that crash through the 100-point ceiling and rocket beyond the stratosphere! A testament to that magic that can be created when an uncommonly great vintage for Sauternes brings out the best of an extraordinary vineyard and is skillfully, sensitively crafted, the 2001 is a true wine rarity that must be tried to be believed.

100 Points Vinous
Just weeks after tasting the 2001 Château d’Yquem at the estate, another bottle was served at a lunch in London and it was perfection. The aromatics are practically identical and likewise the palate, but this bottle, which had been decanted, displays a scintilla more tension, perhaps more “vibrancy” that so effortlessly counterbalances the richness. Irrespective of points, it is simply one of the most magnificent wines of any kind that can pass your lips.

100 Points Wine Spectator
The greatest young Yquem I have ever tasted from bottle. Yellow, with a golden hue and an almost green tint. Intense aromas of botrytis, spices and blanched almonds follow through to honey, maple syrup, dried apricot and pineapple. Full-bodied, sweet, thick and powerful, with layers of fruit and a bright, lively finish. Coats the palate yet remains exciting. So balanced and refined, showing the pedigree that only this Sauternes estate can deliver.

Additional information

Producer

Chateau d'Yquem

Vintage

2001

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Region

Bordeaux

Sub Region

Sauternes

Types

Sweet Wine

Size

Bottle