d'Yquem 2011

d'Yquem 2011

Region: Sauternes, France

Blend:  Sémillon, Sauvignon



d'Yquem 2011, born from an exhilarating vintage, showcases the artistry of nature and winemaking at their finest. Its appearance is a resplendent golden hue, a testament to the richness and depth of this exceptional year. The nose is an enchanting symphony of aromas, where the fragrance of honeyed apricots, tropical fruits, and delicate floral notes intermingle harmoniously. This aromatic complexity is a prelude to an extraordinary tasting journey. On the palate, the wine is a revelation, offering a lush and velvety texture that caresses the senses. The taste is a masterpiece of balance, with opulent honeyed sweetness seamlessly intertwined with a vibrant acidity that imparts both freshness and structure. As the journey unfolds, the finish is a lasting tribute to its elegance, leaving behind an enduring impression of unparalleled grace and opulence. d'Yquem 2011 is a wine that embodies the multifaceted character of its terroirs, a masterpiece that speaks to the essence of Sauternes and the exquisite craftsmanship of Château d'Yquem.

Robert Parker - 94 Points

"Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Yquem 2011 has a complex bouquet, one that is very well defined with hints of petrol infusing the rich honeyed fruit, later melted wax and fresh peach coming through. The palate is well balanced with a strong viscous entry. There is plenty of residual sugar here and I would have preferred a little more acidic bite to offset that rich, decadent finish (this is despite their correct policy of blending non-botrytized berries in order to increase acidity.) Powerful, burly even, I would give this several years in the cellar to allow this Yquem to mellow and enter its stride."

Antonio Galloni - 94 Points

"The 2011 Yquem was picked over four tries from 6 September, the earliest for 125 years until 5 October. Slightly paler in colour compared to the 2001 alongside, it has a well defined and slightly Germanic bouquet with that petrol note still present, allied with peach and apricot, honeysuckle and desiccated orange peel. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity, a slight waxy texture, mango and quince laced with a touch of lemongrass towards the refined and quite approachable finish. What a pretty Yquem the 2011 is turning into."