2014 d'Yquem "Y" Bordeaux Blanc

SKU #1238544 97 points James Suckling

 This is best ygrec ever with pineapple and lemon. Full body yet vivid and fresh. Incredible energy and depth. Distinctive wine.  (2/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 This has a gorgeous whiff of toast, with alluring shortbread, lemon curd and white peach flavors. The long, creamy finish lets echoes of clementine and honeysuckle drift through. Rounded and creamy overall, but plenty long. A beauty. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made. (JM, Web-2016)

K&L Notes

The dry white wine of d'Yquem. The chateau produces this wine in certain years when conditions permit. "Y" comes from the same exceptional terroir and vines as Yquem's famous sweet wines. It benefits from identical strict vinegrowing methods, but is harvested and produced differently. "Y" is produced when the deliberate decision is made to pick certain plots of Sauvignon Blanc grapes at the beginning of the vintage and overripe Semillon grapes later on. This accounts for the small quantities and irregular production.

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/15/2017 | Send Email
OK, so it is a bit above the nightly wine budget, but you should buy a bottle for that special night. Off-the-charts good.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/31/2016 | Send Email
We open a bottle of this incredible wine for our annual Grand Bordeaux Tasting, and it was quite an experience. The dry wine of Yquem is really that... A Yquem dry! And by that I mean, the incredible quality, complexity, richness and elegance one expects in Yquem Sauternes, one also finds those qualities here as well. The aromatics of fresh picked summer peaches, citrous, orange flowers, honey, and even crème Chantilly with cloves, almost deceit one's perception that this would be a sweet wine. It is not. The soft, creamy textured palate, with all of those flavors caressing the taste buds, it is marked by a dazzling freshness and a striking dry finish. As I said, this is an experience.

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Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
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France

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Bordeaux

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