Benchmark Wine Group
We are pleased to offer the brand new release of the crown jewel of Sauternes, Chateau d'Yquem. The long-awaited 2015 is a potential 100 pointer and likely to go down in history as an all-time great vintage.
Orders are subject to final confirmation.
Original wood cases are only available by request for complete case orders.
Arrives March-April 2018. Original wood cases are only available by request for complete case orders. Click below to order.
98-100 Points, Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Château d'Yquem is a blend of 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc that was picked on the gravelly soils as early as 3 and 4 September until 21 October, four tries through the vineyard. It delivers 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, with six-grams of tartaric acid, a pH 3.65 and 13.9% alcohol. It has a show-stopping bouquet that is beautifully defined and very complex and exuberant, infused with greater mineralité than recent vintages - intense but not as flamboyant as say the 2009 Yquem at this stage. The palate boasts absolutely stunning balance. This is a Yquem without a hair out of place: fantastically pure, botrytised fruit caressing the mouth. That is as per normal. What distinguishes this Yquem is the sense of electricity that is imbued by that razor-sharp acidity. There is just unbelievably tension here and to be frank, there is little point in me continuing to write this note, because it is simply an astonishing Yquem that will rank alongside the 2001 and 2009.
d'Yquem 2015 375ml
Bottle Price: $179 owc
d'Yquem 2015 750ml
Bottle Price: $359 owc
Limited Quantities Available