Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2010 375ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2010 375ml
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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2010

  • wa96-98
  • we96-98
  • ws96

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The wine is rich and honeyed, with floral notes of honeysuckle on the nose. The palate, medium- to full-bodied, begins with lemon candy notes and later shows spice, apricot, and lemongrass. This is a very strong offering from the estate; it's nuanced, complex and fresh, with a depth of flavour that bodes well for longer term ageing. Pairs well with Foie gras, terrines, blue cheese, tarte tatin, crepes Suzette or duck with orange, but it will also be perfect for peach and apricot pies, cooked apples, creme brûlée with candied fruit, caramel cream and orange and pineapple parfait.
Wine Advocate
  • wa96-98

Picked predominantly over 10 days from October 14, the 2010 d'Yquem has 141gms/L residual sugar and pH 3.80. It is a slow-burner, the nose understated at first but unfurling with each passing moment with subtle scents of freshly sliced apricots, Clementine, clear honey and white flowers. There is an underlying minerality that really defines this bouquet. The palate is similar to the nose, revealing hidden facets with almost each swirl of the glass - orange blossom, limestone, white peach and honeysuckle. This is such a precise d'Yquem; it is after you have swallowed the wine that one comprehends just how brilliant it is.

Neal Martin, May 2011
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96-98

Stunningly rich in character, a wine with great power to go with its acidity and sweetness. It is dense, powerful and concentrated powered by honey and by spice from the wood. The finish has dried apricots, very aromatic.

Roger Voss, June 25, 2011
Wine Spectator
  • ws96

Rather restrained now, showing terrific purity and precision, with dried pineapple, persimmon and mango notes, offset by racy honeysuckle, white peach and chamomile hints. The extremely long finish sails on, switching to yet another spectrum, with green almond, green plum and coconut accents. A thread of quinine stitches this up at the very end. Best from 2020 through 2050. 8,334 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2014

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