Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem

Château d’Yquem displays its name, Sauternes and the vintage. Make no mistake, the King of Sauternes could display its classification on the label, especially given its ranking as the single Premier Cru Supérieur in the entire region. Whilst the flurry of excitement surrounding the 1855 classification of the Médoc’s great red wines was ongoing, the numerous brokers of the region set about forging their own system for the sweet wines further south.

 

Chateau d’Yquem was owned by the King of England. It is now no less regal; widely considered the best Sauternes and arguably the world’s best sweet wine. LVMH bought half its shares in 1996 and the rest in 2004, naming Pierre Lurton as manager. Nine First Growths were created, but only one “Superior First Growth” was anointed - Château d’Yquem. Clearly, the powers that be at this mythical estate decided long ago that displaying their unchallenged superiority for all the world to see was beneath them.

  

As much passion and commitment the great red wine producers of Bordeaux pour into their craft, none will ever match the sacrifice and unrelenting dedication required to produce this most famous of sweet white wines. Located in the heart of Sauternes, perched atop the highest hill in the area, the team at Yquem have a Herculean task every year. Of the 189 hectares of land which comprise the estate, 64 are fallow at all times. Of the 125 deemed worthy of vines, only 100 are used for the Grand Vin – only half of Yquem is actually used to produce its Sauternes, even before the stringent selection process. In fact, so stringent is this selection process, and so aggressively are the vines pruned, that whereas a red wine producer will make around a bottle per vine, Yquem makes a single glass!

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
D'Yquem 1882 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £13,951.48
1882

D'Yquem 1882 (1x75cl)
as per photos Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £13,951.48
D'Yquem 1893 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,290.40
1893

D'Yquem 1893 (1x75cl)
Sourced from a private UK cellar. Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £6,290.40
D'Yquem 1900 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £9,426.28
1900

D'Yquem 1900 (1x75cl)
as per photos Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £9,426.28
D'Yquem 1921 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £8,769.88
1921

D'Yquem 1921 (1x75cl)
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £8,769.88
D'Yquem 1927 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,873.08
1927

D'Yquem 1927 (1x75cl)
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,873.08
D'Yquem 1944 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,281.88
1944

D'Yquem 1944 (1x75cl)
As per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,281.88
D'Yquem 1954 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,365.20
1954

D'Yquem 1954 (1x75cl)
As per photos ,1880145 - Repack, low level, damaged cap, damaged and stained label Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,365.20
D'Yquem 1977 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £561.88
1977

D'Yquem 1977 (1x75cl)
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £561.88
D'Yquem 1985 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,105.42
1985

D'Yquem 1985 (1x600cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

A charming Yquem that's round, thick, dense and very honeyed. But it doesn't taste of botrytized, dried fruit flavors (the château tried to wait for noble rot and harvested late, into December). While creamy and opulent, it's also refined.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,105.42
D'Yquem 1986 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,437.74
1986

D'Yquem 1986 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend. This is a fascinating effort. With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more precocious, as well as more concentrated. Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are Yquem enthusiasts claim the 1986 Yquem is the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. Its enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, the breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably balanced Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Like the 1983, this is another winemaking tour de force. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2040. Last tasted, 4/91.
As per photos ,1774604 - Non SIB, low levels, stained labels, damaged label Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,437.74
D'Yquem 1987 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £561.88
1987

D'Yquem 1987 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Smooth and sweet, with earthy undertones to the buttery pear and spice aromas and flavors, but it's sweeter than usual and not quite as opulent. Drink now through 1999.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £561.88
D'Yquem 1988 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,072.54
1988

D'Yquem 1988 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 1988 Chateau d'Yquem has long been an insider's favorite over the 1989 and 1990, although at the end of the day, all three form a brilliant triumvirate at the end of the decade. Tasted from a half bottle, it shone with a slightly burnished amber hue. The bouquet is just as I have encountered with previous bottles with scents of marmalade, mandarin, burnt honey and citrus fruit, perhaps a little waxier and resinous than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive weight, viscous as you would expect, though not as flamboyant as the 1989 or as unctuous as the 1990. It is beautifully balanced with notes of apricot, white chocolate and orange peel towards the harmonious and tensile finish. You can see this cruising along for two or three decades and maybe it will turn more Barsac-like in style? Time will tell - a glorious Yquem however you look at it. Tasted May 2016.
In-Bond and OWC, good condition, levels as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,072.54
D'Yquem 1989 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £501.88
1989

D'Yquem 1989 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Notable for being a very hot Bordeaux vintage, 1989 is also the year that the vines were hit by a violent hailstorm in July, which damaged the western half of the vineyard. Since the berries were still quite small and hard at that stage, the impact was minimized to about 20% crop loss overall. Thereafter, the vines soldiered on to produce a stunningly concentrated crop this year.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £501.88
D'Yquem 1990 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,230.14
1990

D'Yquem 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,230.14
D'Yquem 1990 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,500.22
1990

D'Yquem 1990 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.
As per foto Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,500.22
D'Yquem 1990 (5x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,146.99
1990

D'Yquem 1990 (5x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,146.99
D'Yquem 1991 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,897.67
1991

D'Yquem 1991 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89)

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1991 Chateau d’Yquem was actually not affected by the frosts like everywhere else in Bordeaux, damaging 30% of the vines, predicating a two-track ripening cycle. This was not too much of a problem to overcome since bunches are picked one by one. Picking commenced on September 19, with half the crop being picked over five days between October 21 and 25 after a spell of intermittent showers. It has a lighter color than the 1995. The nose displays moderate intensity with light waxy scents that would benefit from more vigor. The palate is well-balanced but there is a distinct sense of the wine being a little one-dimensional and it is missing some tension, especially toward the finish. Although this is a commendable Sauternes, there is a bitterness and a slight rawness that cannot be ignored. Still, it deserves a light applause considering the growing season. Drink now-2020. Tasted March 2014.
As per photos ,372968 - NOT SIB - damaged face and side - not secure - dirty label btl 6 Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 89 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,897.67
D'Yquem 1993 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,126.43
1993

D'Yquem 1993 (3x75cl)

LaRVF (95)

Château d'Yquem Sauternes 1993
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Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95 (RVF) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,126.43
D'Yquem 1994 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £501.88
1994

D'Yquem 1994 (1x75cl)
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £501.88
D'Yquem 1995 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,810.07
1995

D'Yquem 1995 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Chateau d’Yquem is moving into its secondary aroma phase. A deep golden color, it has a dense and almost Barsac-like bouquet with tangerine, apricot, acacia and melted candle wax. It displays good intensity, unfolding beautifully in the glass. The palate has a strident opening, with a slight bitter edge that lends this Yquem great tension. One can discern layers of marmalade infused with honey fruit, with a powerful, spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly now, but will surely age with style over many years. Tasted March 2014.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Oct 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,810.07
D'Yquem 2001 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £7,265.74
2001

D'Yquem 2001 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I have had the very good fortune to taste the 2001 d'Yquem perhaps a dozen times since its release and have never been less than absolutely floored by its combination of poise, purity, precision and layer upon intricate, jaw-dropping layer of flavor nuances. It is among a very small clutch of incredible wines that crash through the 100-point ceiling and rocket beyond the stratosphere! A testament to that magic that can be created when an uncommonly great vintage for Sauternes brings out the best of an extraordinary vineyard and is skillfully, sensitively crafted, the 2001 is a true wine rarity that must be tried to be believed.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £7,265.74
D'Yquem 2001 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £5,350.62
2001

D'Yquem 2001 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I have had the very good fortune to taste the 2001 d'Yquem perhaps a dozen times since its release and have never been less than absolutely floored by its combination of poise, purity, precision and layer upon intricate, jaw-dropping layer of flavor nuances. It is among a very small clutch of incredible wines that crash through the 100-point ceiling and rocket beyond the stratosphere! A testament to that magic that can be created when an uncommonly great vintage for Sauternes brings out the best of an extraordinary vineyard and is skillfully, sensitively crafted, the 2001 is a true wine rarity that must be tried to be believed.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,350.62
D'Yquem 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,859.34
2003

D'Yquem 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Intense aromas of pineapple, honey, vanilla and apple pie. Full-bodied, with rich fruit that gives a cream, pineapple and honey character, yet the wine is compacted and reserved. Long and lively. This has more of a kick at the end compared with the 2001, but the 2001 has the edge still with its racy acidity. Who knows? Could be another 100-pointer; could even be better than the 2001. Score range: 95-100
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,859.34
D'Yquem 2004 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,596.47
2004

D'Yquem 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Wonderful aromas of pineapple, apple and lemon, with loads of botrytis. Full-bodied, but very refined, superfresh and racy. Goes on and on. Fabulous. Incredible purity and brightness. Like a perfectly cut diamond. Pierre Lurton, the manager of Yquem as well as Cheval-Blanc, really wanted to mark his arrival at the legendary estate, so he went to draconian lengths to deliver something superb in 2004. (He reduced the crop by half, so probably fewer than 75,000 bottles will be produced). Score range: 95-100 -JS
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,596.47
D'Yquem 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,512.14
2005

D'Yquem 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Floral, lemon, apple and cream with dried pineapple and apricot. Full-bodied, but very focused and refined. It starts slowly and then, wham! It goes on and on. Spicy, dried fruits and spices. Full-bodied, medium-sweet. So long and exciting. It is very close to 2001. We will see. Score range: 95-100 -JS
Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,512.14
D'Yquem 2006 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,126.94
2006

D'Yquem 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

This has lovely flavors of apricot, dried tangerine, pineapple and papaya rushing along, supported by hazelnut, frangipane and coconut notes. Despite the depth, it's very, very pure, with filigreed acidity carrying the long, long finish. Drink now through 2037.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,126.94
D'Yquem 2007 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,614.14
2007

D'Yquem 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97-100)

This is amazing. Full of spicy botrytis character, with smoke and piecrust underneath. Full and rich, yet not cloying or too dense. It's lively and long, finishing with intensity and powerl. A unnerving combination of wild ripe fruit and intense botrytis, with lively acidity. Really powerful. Should be a perfect wine. Score range: 97-100 -JS
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 97-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,614.14
D'Yquem 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,083.74
2009

D'Yquem 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 d'Yquem bursts from the glass with gregarious crème caramel, allspice, dried apricots, mandarin peel and pineapple upside down cake scents plus a fragrant undercurrent of fungi, acacia honey, candied ginger, musk perfume and frangipani. Full-bodied and full-on hedonic in the mouth, the rich, tightly wound layers are still amazingly youthful with bags of citrus sparks and an incredibly long, perfumed finish. Possessing a residual sugar of 157 grams per liter and 13.6% alcohol as well as a laser-focused line of freshness, the rock-solid structure and through-the-roof opulence here is simply mind blowing. Pure perfection.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,083.74
D'Yquem 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,305.67
2009

D'Yquem 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 d'Yquem bursts from the glass with gregarious crème caramel, allspice, dried apricots, mandarin peel and pineapple upside down cake scents plus a fragrant undercurrent of fungi, acacia honey, candied ginger, musk perfume and frangipani. Full-bodied and full-on hedonic in the mouth, the rich, tightly wound layers are still amazingly youthful with bags of citrus sparks and an incredibly long, perfumed finish. Possessing a residual sugar of 157 grams per liter and 13.6% alcohol as well as a laser-focused line of freshness, the rock-solid structure and through-the-roof opulence here is simply mind blowing. Pure perfection.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,305.67
D'Yquem 2010 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,517.82
2010

D'Yquem 2010 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Pale to medium lemon-gold color, the 2010 d'Yquem has retreated into its shell at this youthful stage, offering spritely suggestions of lemon curd, lime cordial and green mango with wafts of honeysuckle, spice cake, sea spray and beeswax plus a hint of gingerbread. The palate really comes through with super intense, tightly wound citrus, savory and mineral layers carried by a laser-precise backbone of freshness, finishing with crazy persistence that lingers a full three minutes and then some. This is going to be a very exotic, opulent Yquem!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,517.82
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
D'Yquem 1882 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £11,624.00
1882

D'Yquem 1882 (1x75cl)
as per photos Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £11,624.00
D'Yquem 1893 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £5,242.00
1893

D'Yquem 1893 (1x75cl)
Sourced from a private UK cellar. Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - In Bond: £5,242.00
D'Yquem 1900 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £7,853.00
1900

D'Yquem 1900 (1x75cl)
as per photos Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £7,853.00
D'Yquem 1921 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £7,306.00
1921

D'Yquem 1921 (1x75cl)
as per photos Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £7,306.00
D'Yquem 1927 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £2,392.00
1927

D'Yquem 1927 (1x75cl)
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £2,392.00
D'Yquem 1944 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,066.00
1944

D'Yquem 1944 (1x75cl)
As per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,066.00
D'Yquem 1954 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,971.00
1954

D'Yquem 1954 (1x75cl)
As per photos ,1880145 - Repack, low level, damaged cap, damaged and stained label Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,971.00
D'Yquem 1977 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £466.00
1977

D'Yquem 1977 (1x75cl)
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £466.00
D'Yquem 1985 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £2,570.00
1985

D'Yquem 1985 (1x600cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

A charming Yquem that's round, thick, dense and very honeyed. But it doesn't taste of botrytized, dried fruit flavors (the château tried to wait for noble rot and harvested late, into December). While creamy and opulent, it's also refined.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,570.00
D'Yquem 1986 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,838.00
1986

D'Yquem 1986 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend. This is a fascinating effort. With greater evidence of botrytis than the colossal 1983, but less power and alcohol, the 1986 Yquem tastes reminiscent of the 1975, only more precocious, as well as more concentrated. Several highly respected Bordeaux negociants who are Yquem enthusiasts claim the 1986 Yquem is the greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary 1937. Its enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sauteed hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking. Compellingly concentrated, the breadth as well as depth of flavor seemingly know no limits. This full-bodied, powerful, yet impeccably balanced Yquem should provide memorable drinking for 40-55 more years. Like the 1983, this is another winemaking tour de force. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2040. Last tasted, 4/91.
As per photos ,1774604 - Non SIB, low levels, stained labels, damaged label Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,838.00
D'Yquem 1987 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £466.00
1987

D'Yquem 1987 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (89)

Smooth and sweet, with earthy undertones to the buttery pear and spice aromas and flavors, but it's sweeter than usual and not quite as opulent. Drink now through 1999.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 89 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £466.00
D'Yquem 1988 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £3,367.00
1988

D'Yquem 1988 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 1988 Chateau d'Yquem has long been an insider's favorite over the 1989 and 1990, although at the end of the day, all three form a brilliant triumvirate at the end of the decade. Tasted from a half bottle, it shone with a slightly burnished amber hue. The bouquet is just as I have encountered with previous bottles with scents of marmalade, mandarin, burnt honey and citrus fruit, perhaps a little waxier and resinous than I recall. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive weight, viscous as you would expect, though not as flamboyant as the 1989 or as unctuous as the 1990. It is beautifully balanced with notes of apricot, white chocolate and orange peel towards the harmonious and tensile finish. You can see this cruising along for two or three decades and maybe it will turn more Barsac-like in style? Time will tell - a glorious Yquem however you look at it. Tasted May 2016.
In-Bond and OWC, good condition, levels as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,367.00
D'Yquem 1989 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £416.00
1989

D'Yquem 1989 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Notable for being a very hot Bordeaux vintage, 1989 is also the year that the vines were hit by a violent hailstorm in July, which damaged the western half of the vineyard. Since the berries were still quite small and hard at that stage, the impact was minimized to about 20% crop loss overall. Thereafter, the vines soldiered on to produce a stunningly concentrated crop this year.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £416.00
D'Yquem 1990 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £5,165.00
1990

D'Yquem 1990 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,165.00
D'Yquem 1990 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £2,899.00
1990

D'Yquem 1990 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.
As per foto Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,899.00
D'Yquem 1990 (5x75cl)
In Bond: £1,778.00
1990

D'Yquem 1990 (5x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

A warm to hot vintage ideal for producing outstanding reds does not necessarily make for a great Sauternes vintage, but in the case of 1990 it did. Dry, warm winds in the autumn contributed to the level of concentration that this wine exhibits. Fortunately, a little rain in late September and early October ensured that botrytis flourished well in the end, the final factor necessary to achieve this extraordinary expression.
as per photo Delivery to Storage from 21 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 5x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,778.00
D'Yquem 1991 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,568.00
1991

D'Yquem 1991 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89)

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1991 Chateau d’Yquem was actually not affected by the frosts like everywhere else in Bordeaux, damaging 30% of the vines, predicating a two-track ripening cycle. This was not too much of a problem to overcome since bunches are picked one by one. Picking commenced on September 19, with half the crop being picked over five days between October 21 and 25 after a spell of intermittent showers. It has a lighter color than the 1995. The nose displays moderate intensity with light waxy scents that would benefit from more vigor. The palate is well-balanced but there is a distinct sense of the wine being a little one-dimensional and it is missing some tension, especially toward the finish. Although this is a commendable Sauternes, there is a bitterness and a slight rawness that cannot be ignored. Still, it deserves a light applause considering the growing season. Drink now-2020. Tasted March 2014.
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Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 89 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,568.00
D'Yquem 1993 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £932.00
1993

D'Yquem 1993 (3x75cl)

LaRVF (95)

Château d'Yquem Sauternes 1993
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Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 95 (RVF) Read Review/Description In Bond: £932.00
D'Yquem 1994 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £416.00
1994

D'Yquem 1994 (1x75cl)
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £416.00
D'Yquem 1995 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,495.00
1995

D'Yquem 1995 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Chateau d’Yquem is moving into its secondary aroma phase. A deep golden color, it has a dense and almost Barsac-like bouquet with tangerine, apricot, acacia and melted candle wax. It displays good intensity, unfolding beautifully in the glass. The palate has a strident opening, with a slight bitter edge that lends this Yquem great tension. One can discern layers of marmalade infused with honey fruit, with a powerful, spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly now, but will surely age with style over many years. Tasted March 2014.
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D'Yquem 2001 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £6,028.00
2001

D'Yquem 2001 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I have had the very good fortune to taste the 2001 d'Yquem perhaps a dozen times since its release and have never been less than absolutely floored by its combination of poise, purity, precision and layer upon intricate, jaw-dropping layer of flavor nuances. It is among a very small clutch of incredible wines that crash through the 100-point ceiling and rocket beyond the stratosphere! A testament to that magic that can be created when an uncommonly great vintage for Sauternes brings out the best of an extraordinary vineyard and is skillfully, sensitively crafted, the 2001 is a true wine rarity that must be tried to be believed.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

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D'Yquem 2001 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £4,441.00
2001

D'Yquem 2001 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I have had the very good fortune to taste the 2001 d'Yquem perhaps a dozen times since its release and have never been less than absolutely floored by its combination of poise, purity, precision and layer upon intricate, jaw-dropping layer of flavor nuances. It is among a very small clutch of incredible wines that crash through the 100-point ceiling and rocket beyond the stratosphere! A testament to that magic that can be created when an uncommonly great vintage for Sauternes brings out the best of an extraordinary vineyard and is skillfully, sensitively crafted, the 2001 is a true wine rarity that must be tried to be believed.
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D'Yquem 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,356.00
2003

D'Yquem 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Intense aromas of pineapple, honey, vanilla and apple pie. Full-bodied, with rich fruit that gives a cream, pineapple and honey character, yet the wine is compacted and reserved. Long and lively. This has more of a kick at the end compared with the 2001, but the 2001 has the edge still with its racy acidity. Who knows? Could be another 100-pointer; could even be better than the 2001. Score range: 95-100
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

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D'Yquem 2004 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,317.00
2004

D'Yquem 2004 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Wonderful aromas of pineapple, apple and lemon, with loads of botrytis. Full-bodied, but very refined, superfresh and racy. Goes on and on. Fabulous. Incredible purity and brightness. Like a perfectly cut diamond. Pierre Lurton, the manager of Yquem as well as Cheval-Blanc, really wanted to mark his arrival at the legendary estate, so he went to draconian lengths to deliver something superb in 2004. (He reduced the crop by half, so probably fewer than 75,000 bottles will be produced). Score range: 95-100 -JS
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

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D'Yquem 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,900.00
2005

D'Yquem 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Floral, lemon, apple and cream with dried pineapple and apricot. Full-bodied, but very focused and refined. It starts slowly and then, wham! It goes on and on. Spicy, dried fruits and spices. Full-bodied, medium-sweet. So long and exciting. It is very close to 2001. We will see. Score range: 95-100 -JS
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D'Yquem 2006 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,579.00
2006

D'Yquem 2006 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

This has lovely flavors of apricot, dried tangerine, pineapple and papaya rushing along, supported by hazelnut, frangipane and coconut notes. Despite the depth, it's very, very pure, with filigreed acidity carrying the long, long finish. Drink now through 2037.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

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D'Yquem 2007 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £2,985.00
2007

D'Yquem 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97-100)

This is amazing. Full of spicy botrytis character, with smoke and piecrust underneath. Full and rich, yet not cloying or too dense. It's lively and long, finishing with intensity and powerl. A unnerving combination of wild ripe fruit and intense botrytis, with lively acidity. Really powerful. Should be a perfect wine. Score range: 97-100 -JS
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

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D'Yquem 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £5,043.00
2009

D'Yquem 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 d'Yquem bursts from the glass with gregarious crème caramel, allspice, dried apricots, mandarin peel and pineapple upside down cake scents plus a fragrant undercurrent of fungi, acacia honey, candied ginger, musk perfume and frangipani. Full-bodied and full-on hedonic in the mouth, the rich, tightly wound layers are still amazingly youthful with bags of citrus sparks and an incredibly long, perfumed finish. Possessing a residual sugar of 157 grams per liter and 13.6% alcohol as well as a laser-focused line of freshness, the rock-solid structure and through-the-roof opulence here is simply mind blowing. Pure perfection.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,043.00
D'Yquem 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,908.00
2009

D'Yquem 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 d'Yquem bursts from the glass with gregarious crème caramel, allspice, dried apricots, mandarin peel and pineapple upside down cake scents plus a fragrant undercurrent of fungi, acacia honey, candied ginger, musk perfume and frangipani. Full-bodied and full-on hedonic in the mouth, the rich, tightly wound layers are still amazingly youthful with bags of citrus sparks and an incredibly long, perfumed finish. Possessing a residual sugar of 157 grams per liter and 13.6% alcohol as well as a laser-focused line of freshness, the rock-solid structure and through-the-roof opulence here is simply mind blowing. Pure perfection.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,908.00
D'Yquem 2010 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £3,747.00
2010

D'Yquem 2010 (1x600cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Pale to medium lemon-gold color, the 2010 d'Yquem has retreated into its shell at this youthful stage, offering spritely suggestions of lemon curd, lime cordial and green mango with wafts of honeysuckle, spice cake, sea spray and beeswax plus a hint of gingerbread. The palate really comes through with super intense, tightly wound citrus, savory and mineral layers carried by a laser-precise backbone of freshness, finishing with crazy persistence that lingers a full three minutes and then some. This is going to be a very exotic, opulent Yquem!
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x600cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,747.00

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