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Chateau d'Yquem 2001 (75cl)

Your Price: $545.00

Producer: Chateau d'Yquem
Optimum drinking: 2019-2100
Rating: 100 -
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Winemaker: Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces
Appellation: A.O.C. Sauternes, Bordeaux
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Château d'Yquem 2001 is absolutely stunning, one of the finest Yquems on the market today with flawless balance and an incredible drinking window of 70 years.

There is no rush to drink Yquem, especially the 2001 vintage, but when you can resist the temptation no more we would recommend that you serve it alongside a foie gras or oyster starter, or with a fine blue cheese. Several top international chefs have also partnered Yquem with sole and lobster dishes.

"This bottle, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old. Doesn't time fly. It seems to be aging at a glacial pace, hardly changed since I last tasted it. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a little more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act."

"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." Wine Spectator

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Chateau d'Yquem 2001