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198 Ratings
Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces Sauternes

Wine Details

Region

SauternesBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

Very pure, intense aromas and flavours of peach, lemon curd, tangerine and marmalade botrytis notes.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Tasted at the chateau, the 2005 Chateau d’Yquem delivers a similar performance as last year. Lucid in colour, the bouquet is detailed with very pure honey, vanilla and almond scents, still a little new oak to be fully assimilated but demonstrating superb focus. The palate is virtually identical to last year’s bottle: exquisite balance and perfectly judged acidity, but perhaps just gaining a little richness and viscosity over the last 12 months. There is an appealing completeness to this Yquem and whilst I would not place it amongst the likes of 2001 or 2009, it comfortably sits just behind.
  • Wine Spectator
    This has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors all melded together and gliding through the lengthy finish, which echoes with lilting flowers and dried citrus notes. Best from 2015 through 2045. 12,000 cases made.-JM
  • Wine Enthusiast