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2012 "Y" (Ygrec) d'Yquem, Bordeaux Blanc

SKU #1158452 93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Firm oaky nose, dominated by citrus fruit, bracing and mineral. Very rich and full-bodied and concentrated, with vibrant acidity and very intense lemony flavours. The oak adds complexity and isn't too dominant. A delicious wine with very good length. (SB) Inner quote mark

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Still youthfully raw, but the tangerine, clementine, white peach, white ginger and lightly toasted brioche notes are all in place, and the long finish of macadamia nut and green almond has depth. This should be gorgeous given enough time. Inner quote mark (4/2014)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A dry white wine made from two-thirds Semillon and one-third Sauvignon from the vineyards of Yquem, Ygrec was first introduced in 1959, and around 1,000 cases are produced each year. An exquisite white Bordeaux, while it does possess a high level of residual sugar (8%-9%), 90% of the people who taste it would say it is completely dry because of its high acids and low pH. A brilliant effort, the 2012 was harvested between September 25 and October 25. (RP) Inner quote mark (8/2014)

91 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Lots of sliced apple, pear and lime character on the nose and palate. Lilac and honey character, too. Full body, bright and fresh acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Stylish white with a tangy undertone. Fruity and almost sweet. Lots of character. Lovely aperitif. Inner quote mark (2/2015)

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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