d'Yquem 2005 is the embodiment of extraordinary complexity and a vibrant, invigorating freshness. Its appearance is a mesmerizing golden hue, a prelude to the remarkable sensory journey that awaits. The nose is a symphony of aromas, where the wine's purity is expressed through delightful notes of fresh fruit and delicate white flowers, creating an enchanting bouquet that captivates the senses. On the palate, this wine is a masterpiece of subtlety, striking an impeccable balance between the luscious sweetness and the invigorating acidity. The tasting experience is one of unrivaled vivacity and finesse, a harmonious interplay of flavors that dance on the palate. As the journey concludes, the finish is a lasting testament to its elegance, leaving behind a memorable impression of unparalleled grace and sophistication. d'Yquem 2005 is a wine that captures the quintessence of its terroirs, a true masterpiece that exemplifies the artistry of Sauternes winemaking.
Robert Parker - 97 Points
"The pale to medium lemon-gold colored 2005 d'Yquem opens with a provocative, mineral and earth-tinged nose of chalk dust, wet pebbles and dried wild mushrooms over a core of warm apricots, green mango, honeyed toast, ginger and pink grapefruit plus wafts of honeycomb, orange blossoms and saffron. The palate confirms the wine is still a little closed and shut down, offering achingly gorgeous glimpses at the tightly wound, intricate layers structured with a racy acid line and wonderfully creamy texture, finishing incredibly long and perfumed. This decadent flavor bomb still needs a good five to seven years in bottle before it is set to go off, but oh what a spectacle it will give then!"
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"The 2005 Yquem is limpid golden in hue. The bouquet is gorgeous, finely-tuned and precise with clear honey, vanilla pod and saffron, less of the almond that I have noticed previously. The palate is built around its exquisite poise, the acidity keeping this Yquem on its tip-toes. As I have noted before, it appears to be gaining in concentration and viscosity with age, lovely fig and tangerine notes combining with a slight nuttiness on the finish. Tasted at 67 Pall Mall in London."