d'Yquem 2008

d'Yquem 2008

Region: Sauternes, France

Blend:  Sémillon, Sauvignon



d'Yquem 2008, born from a year of capricious weather, defies nature's whims to deliver a wine of extraordinary depth and vitality. Its appearance is a lustrous golden hue, reflecting the luminous character of this vintage. The nose is a captivating blend of aromas, where the scent of honeyed apricots and exotic fruits dances in harmony with delicate floral notes. This aromatic symphony is a prelude to a remarkable tasting experience. On the palate, the wine is a revelation, unveiling a lush and velvety texture that gracefully envelops the senses. The taste is an exquisite balance of opulent honeyed sweetness, elegantly counterpoised by a vibrant acidity that imparts both freshness and structure. As the journey progresses, the finish is a lasting tribute to its elegance, leaving behind an enduring impression of unmatched grace and opulence. d'Yquem 2008 is a wine that transcends the challenges of its vintage, a masterpiece that embodies the artistry of Sauternes and the timeless allure of Château d'Yquem.

Robert Parker - 95 Points

"Sporting a medium lemon-gold color, the 2008 d'Yquem is forward, displaying an already complex, compellingly savory/earthy nose of toasted almonds, cloves, damp soil, crushed stones and yeast extract with a core of peach preserves, lemon tart, dried pineapple and allspice. Rich, spicy and decadent in the mouth, with a racy backbone lifting the fruit, it finishes long and multilayered."

Antonio Galloni - 95 Points

"Bright light gold. Ripe cling peach, fresh apricot, spices, coconut, minerals and white flowers on the nose, with a note of vanillin oak emerging with air; subdued but wonderfully pure and precise. At once thick and light on its feet, showing an utterly seamless texture and compelling sweetness but also lovely inner-mouth tension thanks to its suave acidity and underlying minerality. The new oak element is in harmony with the wine's fruit already. Really dusts the palate on the back end and builds inexorably. The explosive finish leaves behind a perfumed spice character. The clear star in my 2008 tasting."