Chateau d'Yquem 2014

 A case of 3 Bottles (750ML)

2014 premier cru supérieur from Sauternes

The famous Chateau d'Yquem is located on the Sauternes terroir and stretches over a 113 hectares vineyard that grows on an incredible soil variety, resulting in a complex wine. 

"The 2014 Château d'Yquem has a captivating bouquet... It entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few ‘flakes’ of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish."  

eRobertParker.com, Neal Martin, 30 Avril 2015

Parker : 96-98 / 100
Wine Spectator : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château Yquem 2014 was picked over 9 weeks this year, with one-quarter of the grapes picked prior to 15 September. It delivers 134 grams per liter residual sugar and 7.3 grams per liter tartaric acid, with a pH 3.60. It has a captivating bouquet (I know...I know...what else were you expecting) But it entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. Occasionally an Yquem only reveals its components parts at this early juncture, necessitates conjecture. However the 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the élevage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish. It's not quite up there in the rarefied heights of say, the 2001 or 2009, but it is what we call in the trade, the business.
BordeauxSauternes
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
Yes

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
18

J. Suckling
98

R. Gabriel
19

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
98

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
96-98

Allergens
Contains sulfites