Chateau d'Yquem 2016 (375ml) (5554)

Chateau d'Yquem 2016 (375ml) (5554)

France - Bordeaux - Bordeaux - Bordeaux Sweet
Bordeaux Blend

Wine Enthusiast: Barrel Sample. The bouquet opens with aromas of honey and citrus, offering richness and freshness at the same time. The mouthfeel is opulent, with honeyed flavors. There is some acidity underneath, although decadence and concentration are its defining attributes. It will age for decades. 95-97 Points


Jancis Robinson: Four different pickings, first one dried. Deepgold. Fragrant and luscious. Round and dried fruits. Real lift on the nose butmassive depth too. This is definitely the cream of the 2016 Sauternes crop! (Drink between 2025-2050)  18.5+ Points


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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni Vinous

The 2016 d'Yquem is a magical wine. It also looks like an Yquem that will drink well right out of the gate. Like so many of the better wines in this vintage, it manages to express richness while avoiding excess heaviness. Pineapple, orange marmalade, exotic flowers and spice all blossom in the glass. There is a real sense of phenolic richness and overall viscosity to the 2016 that adds to the wine's singular personality. The 135 grams of residual sugar are not especially evident. In 2016, the vineyard was harvested in four passes, but it was not until after the October rains that noble rot started to appear on the vine. 


Wine Cellar Insider

Fat, sweet, tropical fruits, apricots and Mandarin oranges slathered in honey, vanilla and flowers. This is quite rich, powerful and concentrated. It has more freshness than the 2003, but not as much freshness as you find in 2013. Still, this is complex, deep, long and intense, yet remarkably light on its feet. This will age much longer than I will.


James Suckling Tasting Report

What a sexy and moreish wine that makes you want to drink the whole bottle. Flavors and aromas of cooked apples, grilled pineapple, pie crust, apricots, dried mushrooms and flan. Full-bodied, yet tight and reserved. Very long and powerful. Lasts for minutes. Another great wine. 

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Chateau d'Yquem

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