2005 Château d’Yquem 1500ml (Museum Release)

$2,800.00

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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Description

97+ Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2005 d’Yquem has 141 g/L of residual sugar and an alcohol of 13.3%. Medium straw-gold color, it sashays out with vivacious, spritely candied peel, honeyed lemon, and grapefruit oil scents, leading to hints of dried apricots, toasted almonds, allspice, chamomile, and creme caramel. Full-bodied and full-on unctuous, it has a lively backbone injecting energy to all that richness and a decadently spicy finish that just won’t quit. No one would blame you for wanting to drink this now – it’s so tantalizingly good – but if you can cellar this a further 5-7 years, your patience will be rewarded with layers beyond your wildest dreams. It should keep until 2065 and beyond.

97 Points Wine Spectator
This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes. Best from 2015 through 2045. 12,000 cases made

Additional information

Vintage

2005

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Region

Bordeaux

Sub Region

Sauternes

Types

Sweet Wine

Size

Magnum