2010 Yquem (Sauternes)

Origin
Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
sweet
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
37.5cl
Case Quantity
12
Wine Score
96-98 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, May 2011
95 points, Jean-Marc Quarin, quarin.com, April 2011
95 points, Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, May 2011
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    Case 12x37.5cl - 1
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Media Reviews

Neal Martin

Picked predominantly over 10 days from October 14, the 2010 d’Yquem has 141gms/L residual sugar and pH 3.80. It is a slow-burner, the nose understated at first but unfurling with each passing moment with subtle scents of freshly sliced apricots, Clementine, clear honey and white flowers. There is an underlying minerality that really defines this bouquet. The palate is similar to the nose, revealing hidden facets with almost each swirl of the glass – orange blossom, limestone, white peach and honeysuckle. This is such a precise d’Yquem; it is after you have swallowed the wine that one comprehends just how brilliant it is. 96-98 points

Jean-Marc Quarin

Pale shimmering gold. Mighty nose. botrytised, clean, complex and classy. Broad and melting on entry. Exquisite crystal-like tactile feel on the palate that makes the wine closer to a fine white wine than a sweet white wine. Subtly sapid persistence on finish, enhanced by a splendid magical tactile feel and unique taste. The superb balance between power and delicacy is a stunning tour de force. 95 points