Yquem 2001

Sauternes/Barsac, First Growth

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Tasting Notes

Masses of acidity. Thick, very complex, very sweet. Massive but very young. 13.5%

Score: 19 - 20

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2018-2050 27 March 2012

Masses of acidity. Thick, very complex, very sweet. Massive but very young. 13.5%

Score: 19 - 20

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2018-2050 27 March 2012

Not darker than any other 2001 Sauternes. Butterscotch and orange peel but not excessive sweetness on the nose. Some barley sugar and then on the palate such a lot of richness and weight and complexity. The merest hint of mouse but awfully lovely. Not quite as fat as Climens.

Score: 18

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2015-2035 30 March 2011

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. The nose is very tight at first with scents of dried honey, yellow flowers and melted butter with fine definition: very complex and cerebral. The palate is medium-bodied with a vibrant, zesty entry, good acidity with apricot, orange zest and white peach towards the well defined finish. Exquisite balance and poise although it needs years in bottle. Tasted March 2011. (97+ Points)

Score: 97

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com 01 May 2011

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. Best after 2012. 10,000 cases made.

Score: 100

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2012+ 15 November 2005

There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly for 75+ years.

Score: 100

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2010-2100+ 30 April 2005

There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly for 75+ years.

Score: 100

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2010-2100+ 30 April 2005