Château d'Yquem, 2001

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château d'Yquem, 2001

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Oak Aged Whites Winemaker: Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces Optimum Drinking: 2030-2100 Reviewer Rating: 100 Reviewer: Code: 101302
Estate Notes

Château d'Yquem 2001 is absolutely stunning, one of the finest Yquems on the market today with flawless balance and an incredible drinking window of 70 years. It was purchased in its original wooden cases.

There is no rush to drink Yquem, especially the 2001 vintage, but when you can resist the temptation no more we would recommend that you serve it alongside a foie gras or oyster starter, or with a fine blue cheese such as Roquefort (which has its own a.o.c.!). Several top international chefs have also partnered Yquem with sole and lobster dishes.


"Just a perfect Yquem – absolutely flawless. The nose just explodes from the glass with honey, citrus fruits, orange peel, almond, coconut and lots of creamy new oak that is completely subsumed into the bouquet. The palate has perfect balance, vibrant acidity and a sense of tautness and poise that I would love to infuse into the preceding Cuvee da Capo! Incredibly length, this is just an exceptional Yquem born a legend.

"The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly for 75+ years."