d'Yquem 2010

Product Details

Vintage
2010
Colour
White
Appellation
Sauternes

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Neal Martin
93

Such are the risks of tasting blind. Against its peers, the brilliance that Chateau 2010 d’Yquem showed from barrel seems to have become lost. This is still a wonderful Sauternes wine, yet this showing suggests that is it not “best in class”. The nose demands coaxing in the glass compared to its peers, but it is worth the patience as it unfurls to reveal quince, beeswax and honeysuckle aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry and well-judged acidity. There is a touch of orange peel lining the citrus fruit, with an effervescent finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is an excellent d’Yquem, but it needs to keep an eye on the competition. Drink 2018-2035+.

– eRobertParker.com, Apr 2014

Michael Schuster
93-95

Very fresh honey and lemon and fine subtle cedar oak to smell; concentrated middleweight Yquem, a beautiful balance of sweetness to freshness; very sweet yet vivid in taste, a great purity of honey and lemon fruit, elegant, refined, slender, intense; restrained in style, moderate in complexity, luscious on a lesser scale with that succulent, smoothly polished, liqueur-like beauty of texture that is so often unique to this property, and with fine, honeyed length, but lacking real presence on the finish because of a lack of noble rot aromatic intensity. Great charm and ‘deliciousness’, but not a great or exciting Yquem, precisely because of an absence of real botrytis density to taste. Should be attractive from the moment it is bottled. 2014-30+ [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]

Wine Spectator
96

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 (WineSpectator.com, May 2014)

James Suckling
97

he purity of Botrytis in this wine is so impressive with dried fruits such apple and mango. And then spicy character. Full body and very sweet but it is incredibly fresh and lively. Such class and elegance. Perfectly manicured wine. Everything in the right place. This shows a delicacy and intensity that are spellbinding. Drink in 2018.

– jamessuckling.com, November 2013