d'Yquem 2016 375ml

d'Yquem 2016 375ml

Region: Sauternes, France

Blend:  Sémillon, Sauvignon



d'Yquem 2016, a wine of remarkable poise and grace, presents itself with a captivating golden hue that hints at the opulence within. The nose is an intricate tapestry of aromas, where the essence of honeyed apricots and tropical fruits harmoniously intertwines with delicate floral nuances. This aromatic symphony is a prelude to an exceptional tasting experience. On the palate, the wine reveals its true magnificence, offering a lush and velvety texture that envelops the senses. The taste is a harmonious balance of opulent honeyed sweetness, gracefully tempered by a vibrant acidity that imparts both freshness and structure. As the journey unfolds, the finish is an enduring testament to its elegance, leaving behind a lasting impression of unparalleled finesse and opulence. d'Yquem 2016 is a wine that transcends expectations, a masterpiece that embodies the timeless allure of Sauternes and the artistry 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 - 95 Points

"The 2016 Yquem was picked from 27 September until 4 November after drought-like conditions in the summer. It has an attractive nose with white chocolate, chamomile and Chinese white tea infusing the honeyed fruit. Very well defined and focused with more cohesion than previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening that demonstrates a little more weight than the 2015, a fine bead of acidity and touches of ginger and lemongrass enlivening the finish. I feel this has gained a bit more complexity in recent years. Tasted at the château."