Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2003 375ml

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Château d'Yquem is the the most sought after sweet wine in the world ... Planted to 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon, this legendary First Growth estate is located in the heart of the Sauternes region, and sits atop a small hill overlooking its neighbors. Although much Yquem is enjoyed at a very young age while fresh and lightly sweet, the wine remarkably has the ability to age for 50-75+ years.
Category Dessert Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Brand Château d'Yquem
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorSquarely on the tropical side of the spectrum, with mango, papaya and pineapple fruit laced with a marmalade note. Long and very caressing through the finish, but never heady or overpowering, as orange pâte de fruit, ginger and singed almond accents lend cut and precision. Shows the heat of the vintage while retaining energy and drive. Impressive.-Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2040.

James Molesworth, 2014
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateEx-chateau bottle tasted at the property. The 2003 Yquem was picked from 17th September after an explosion of botrytis until 26th September in one trie. It has a textbook, limpid silvery/golden hue. The nose is very seductive with lifted scents of dried honey, almond, hazelnut and just a faint hint of creme caramel all with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a refined opening. That trait of creme caramel is there loitering like a truant schoolboy in the background, but then it moves into the mid-palate and really shows its class: wonderful delineation and poise, perfect acidity and an almost pixilated finish. There is just a touch of alcohol on the aftertaste although you have to have a very sensitive palate to feel it. This is a lovely Yquem, though I would not place it within the first tier. Drink now-2030+ Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin, June 2013