Château d'Yquem, 2005 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château d'Yquem, 2005 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Oak Aged Whites Winemaker: Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces Optimum Drinking: 2020-2050 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Code: 103198
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Château d'Yquem 2005 (half bottle) comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Yquem is, without doubt, one of the world's finest wines, of whom Robert Parker comments: "There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend."

There is no rush to drink d'Yquem, especially the 2005 vintage, which requires a little patience in the bottle, 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 the world's finest dessert wine with sole and lobster dishes.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"...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."

"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." Wine Spectator