d'Yquem 2004 is a wine of unparalleled elegance, representing the quintessence of its diverse terroirs. Its appearance graces the glass with a resplendent golden hue, an invitation to its extraordinary journey. The nose is a captivating symphony of aromas, where the pure essence of fresh fruit and delicate white flowers intermingle. This bouquet is a testament to its remarkable complexity and a vibrant, vivacious spirit. On the palate, the wine continues to shine, revealing a delicate equilibrium between the opulent sweetness and a refreshing acidity. The taste is a harmonious blend of purity and balance, a true embodiment of its terroir. As the journey unfolds, the finish is a lasting testament to its elegance, leaving behind a memorable impression of sophistication and grace. d'Yquem 2004 is a wine that stands as a beacon of excellence, a masterpiece that captures the very essence of its renowned heritage and craftsmanship.
Robert Parker - 92 Points
"Served from an ex-chateau bottle. This replicated the performance in the Southwold blind tasting. The 2004 Chateau d’Yquem’s bouquet is generous but not as complex as either the 2005 or indeed the 2006. The oak a little pronounced considering the age in bottle, but it does not leap at you shouting “I’m Yquem!” The palate has a viscous tangerine and orange peel opening with fine acidity. There is good weight in the mouth, with touches of spice and cardamom. It finishes just a little abruptly for a Yquem, a pretty note without requisite sustain. Drink now-2035. Tasted March 2014."
Antonio Galloni - 93 Points
"The 2004 Yquem is almost identical to the bottle that I tasted at the château four years ago. It has a generous bouquet; the oak a tad more subsumed since my last encounter, with generous lemon curd, dried honey, mango and Mirabelle aromas billowing from the glass. It is a well balanced and quite weighty Yquem with slightly lower acidity than its peers; viscous in texture with a tropical tinged finish that I maintain just lacks the tension and energy of a Yquem from the top-drawer."