Chateau d'Yquem 2006

 
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There is no doubt that this Sauternes has the most beautiful colour in this balanced and quite aery vintage from Château D'Yquem. The robe of Yquem 2006 has a light amber colour with a pretty gold and green reflection. The texture appears as fat and oily. The nose of this great Sauternes expresses aromatic purity and concentrated jammy elements at the same time. More precisely, this Yquem 2006 offers a candied structure: melon, quince, fresh mirabelle plum, citrus fruit, pineapple and mint. The swirling unveils botrytised and honeyed classic notes as a proof that this wine is a beautifully concentrated wine. On the mouth, the attack is sweet (128 grams of residual sugar) yet without suffering from weakness or flabbiness.
Parker : 95+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium lemon-gold colored, the 2006 d'Yquem is a little reticent at this stage, slowly revealing notes of pineapple pastry, dried apple slices, orange preserves and spice cake plus nuances of crème brûlée, preserved ginger, nutmeg and baking bread. The palate offers mouth-coating tropical fruit and baking spice layers with a seductive oiliness to the texture and loads of citrus sparks, finishing with bold freshness and amazing length. Allow it just a couple more years in bottle to get over this slightly muted hump, then drink it for the next 25+ years. For number crunchers: 13.8% alcohol, 122 grams per liter residual sugar, and total acidity is 4.2 grams per liter H2SO4.
BordeauxSauternes
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Dessert wine
Yes

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
19

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Superior First Growth

Parker
95+

Allergens
Contains sulfites