2007 Chateau d'Yquem 1er Cru Supérieur Classé Sauternes

2007 Chateau d'Yquem 1er Cru Supérieur Classé Sauternes

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98 Points - Robert Parker

98 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard

96 Points - Wine Spectator

95 Points - Decanter

Expert Reviews

96 Points - Wine SpectatorThis has really started to put on weight, with heather and ginger notes emerging from the core of dried pineapple, bergamot, candied grapefruit rind and mango. Long and creamy through the very rich, spicy finish, with lingering golden raisin and frangipane notes. Loads of power in reserve, as this sports the bold, hedonistic profile of the vintage in spades. Best from 2020 through 2050.
James SucklingThis is amazing. Full of spicy botrytis character, with smoke and piecrust underneath. Full and rich, yet not cloying or too dense. It's lively and long, finishing with intensity and powerl. A unnerving combination of wild ripe fruit and intense botrytis, with lively acidity. Really powerful. Should be a perfect wine.

Tech stuff

14.0
Bordeaux
2007
Cork
Cellar to 2025
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Chateau d'Yquem has a very long life span: twenty, fifty, a hundred years, or more. As with all great wines, Yquem is transfigured over time, developing a host of deliciously subtle aromas and flavours. Its colour changes over the years from the brightness of dawn to the darkness of dusk, and from shimmering straw yellow to golden-brown with amber and caramel highlights, and then to mahogany.

How was it made?

Due to poor weather during much of the growing season, this vintage should, by all rights, be best forgotten. And it is true that summer temperatures were cool, there were 100 mm of precipitation in August, ripening was very uneven, there were burst berries, etc. However, a miraculous and radical change in the weather propitious to botrytis turned what started out as a handicap to a decisive advantage. In fact, the variety and complexity of grapes brought in at different stages produced a fantastic wine.

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