CHATEAU D'YQUEM 1er Cru Classe Superieur Sauternes 2001 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Dessert Wine | France | Bordeaux | Barsac and Sauternes | 75cl
£495.00 / £2,970.00 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: Barsac and Sauternes
Wine Style: Sweet
THE WINE ADVOCATE Robert Parker - 100 points !!!
Drink Date: 2030 - 2101
Reviewed by: Neal Martin, Issue Date: 28th Oct 2016, Source: 227, The Wine Advocate
"You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? 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. Tasted September 2016."