Through a special arrangement with the importer and the Château, we are delighted to be able to present a pre-sale offering of the world’s most sought after dessert wine: Château d’Yquem.  The truly exciting part of this offering is that it’s the 2009 vintage!  Also of special note is the fact that this wine is coming directly from the Château.  This way we know exactly where the wine has been and are guaranteed that it has not been mishandled in shipping or storage.

Call us at 828-253-0060 for pricing and details.  Ask for Larry or Marshall

 

Some notes and scores from the critics:

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Issue 213, June 2014
Score: 100
Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2009 Chateau d’Yquem is one showstopper of a wine and perhaps it is only in a vertical that you realize this is up there among the legendary wines of the past – the 2001 included. It has a wonderful nose that expresses the Semillon component majestically: heady aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, jasmine and honeysuckle that all gain momentum in the glass. The oak is supremely well-integrated. The palate is extremely well-balanced with an unctuous entry. You are immediately knocked sideways by the palpable weight and volume in the mouth, which is almost “bulbous,” with layer upon layer of heavily botrytized fruit. It builds to a spicy finish with hints of marzipan and pralines in the background that lend it an untrammeled sense of exoticism. The 2009 is utterly fabulous and decadent, a star that will blaze brightly and undimmed for many years. Drink now-2060+. Tasted March 2014. – NEAL MARTIN
WE 100
Wine Enthusiast – Wine Enthusiast, August 2010
Score 100
The aromas are so rich and powerful, with great ripe apricots. There are honey, spice and beautiful sweet spiced pears. This is an extraordinary wine in an extraordinary year in Sauternes.

Wine Spectator – Wine Spectator, January 2014
Score – 98
The aromas are closed today, but the core is loaded with apricot, nectarine and orange notes, bolted by a citrus zest spine and backed by toasted almond and piecrust accents on the finish. A large-scale Yquem that shows the richness of the vintage.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Best from 2020 through 2050. 10,000 cases made. –JM
James Suckling – jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Score – 98
The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It’s all in balance here. Creme brulee, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It’s so fabulous now. It will age forever but it’s already a joy to taste, even drink. Better in 2020.
Asheville Wine Market, April 2016
Predomonantly Semillion with a 20% spash of Sauvignon Blanc. We often talk about texture and balance… this wine has it in spades! Even at such a young age this wine shows incredible balance and focus and I believe it will go on rocking easily for the next forty or so years. The balanced acidity keeps the super rich palate clean and lifted. Honeyed apricot, white flowers, tropical fruits, white peaches, nuts, spice and vanilla all dance and mingle within a luscious crème brulee framework.