Bordeaux

2011 Chateau Yquem 15000ml

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A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
99 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060.

Expert Review
98 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

This beautiful Sauternes offers intense aromatics packed with overripe pineapple drenched in honey, roasted nuts, apricots, nectarines, white peach, flowers, orange rind and honey in the complex perfume. Thick, rich and intense, with the viscosity of motor oil, along with tropical fruit dripping with honey and the perfect amount acidity to give this elixir life, 2011 Chateau d’Yquem is majestic. I do not think it’s quite at the same level of quality as the legendary 2001, but it’s not that far off. 98-99 Pts

Expert Review
98 POINTS
James Suckling

Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and richness. It goes on for minutes. Turns dense and concentrated on the palate. Speechless. Better in 2019.

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98 POINTS
Ian D'Agata - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Luminous golden yellow.  Cool, pure aromas of white peach, honeyed mango, guava nectar, white flowers and saffron are complicated by elements of crushed stone and spicy lemony botrytis.  Suave and intensely flavored, with mineral-spiced apple, mango, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors offering outstanding purity, precision, and depth.  The brisk but harmonious acidity gives this great Sauternes a penetrating quality and provides a powerful spine to the very deep flavors, making it seem less opulent than it really is.  This Yquem has the depth of the 2007 but boasts even greater purity and focus.  Finishes bright and extremely long, with repeating suggestions of white flowers and lemony botrytis.  Though it lacks the depth of the 2001 or the opulence of the 2009 at a similar stage of development, this is one of my favorite young Yquems ever:  it will age spectacularly well.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

The 2011 seems to be a close cousin of the 2001 and possibly 1988. Light gold,restrained but very pure,noble and intense bouquet of honeysuckle,caramelized apricot,white peach with a subtle hint of toasty oak. It builds slowly but beautifully to a full-bodied wine and long finish. This vintage is about restraint and perfect balance despite the 144 grams of residual sugar.Some vintages are more exuberant or flamboyant-2011 is racy and compelling. Of course these wines can be drunk young, but expect the 2011 to age for 50 -75+ years in a good cellar. RMP 9/16/13

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Rich, with intense flavors of botrytis, lemon and Seville orange peel. This wine has both freshness and sweetness, with a light touch. —R.V

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Rich, with intense flavors of botrytis, lemon and Seville orange peel. This wine has both freshness and sweetness, with a light touch. —R.V

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Bettane & Desseauve - TAST

Encore une fois le sommet absolu du millésime à Sauternes, avec un équilibre entre sucre et alcool idéal, une sensation de rôti parfait du raisin, une longueur impressionante et une autorité de saveur et de texutre inimitable. 19-20/20

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: Aug 30th, 2024


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