Chateau d'Yquem 2010

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
Parker : 98 / 100
Wine Spectator : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Pale to medium lemon-gold colored, the 2010 d'Yquem is just now starting to strut its stuff with gregarious scents emerging of underripe mangos, fresh pineapples, poached pears and candied peel plus nuances of waxed lemons, fungi, musk perfume and wet clay. Wonderfully poised, the seductively intense fruit is offset by beautiful freshness, supporting layer upon layer of savory nut and baked-bread notions with the tantalizing exotic fruits coming through on the long, long finish. For number crunchers: 13.5% alcohol, 138 grams per liter residual sugar, and total acidity is 3.6 grams per liter H2SO4. Tempting to drink now, I'm sensing there are still a lot of latent nuances to be revealed here. So--to get that full Yquem experience--I'd give it another five years in bottle, at least, and drink it over the next 40+ years.
BordeauxSauternes
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
Yes

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16.5++

J. Suckling
97

R. Gabriel
20

Wine Spectator
96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Superior First Growth

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulfites