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2001 Château d'Yquem, 375ml

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

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RATINGS

100Robert M. Parker Jr.

This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly..

100Wine Spectator

This is the greatest young Yquem I have ever tasted from bottle. Full-bodied and very sweet, it is thick and powerful with layers of fruit and a bright finish. It coats your palate, yet remains lively and exciting.

100James Suckling

This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity...Hints of vanilla and apple purée.

19.5Jancis Robinson

...Wonderfully big and rich and almost over the top - lots of botrtytis and very very pure honey...

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Sauternes

Sauternes makes the world’s most famous dessert wines. Though the appellation lies within the Graves region of Bordeaux’s left bank, the appellation makes only sweet wines from white grapes, primarily Semillon sometimes blended with small amounts of Muscadelle. The five communes within Sauternes are Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes. Barsac also has its own appellation and, typically, Barsac wines are slightly drier and lighter than other Sauternes. Sauternes are made when weather conditions result in a mold called Botrytis cinerea developing on the grapes, which causes them to become especially sweet. Sauternes are not produced every vintage, so successful vintages become especially collectible. Sauternes estates were classified in 1855, and Château d’Yquem, the appellation’s most prestigious estate, was ranked in a class by itself as a Premier Grand Cru. Château d’Yquem wines are among the most prized wines in the world.