Yquem 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The millennial 2000 Chateau d'Yquem is a valiant effort in one of the most challenging Sauternes vintages in recent memory. The 2000 is quite deep in color. The nose is crisp and well-defined but not the most complex, as you would expect from a truly challenging growing season in Sauternes. It is pleasant in its own way with delicate scents of tangerine, yellow flowers and Mirabelle. The palate is well-balanced with marmalade tinged opening. I like the acidity here, an Yquem with good race, although it does feel a little tapered toward the finish. Drink now-2025. Tasted March 2014.

Score: 90Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (213), June 2014

A rich Yquem, with coffee, dried orange skin, and dried apples. Full and sweet, with a round body and very yummy. A touch of bitterness on the palate. 128 grams of RS.

Score: 91James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2012

14.2% 128 g/l RS, TA 4.5. Dry weather in August created a bit of stress. Harvest 18 Sep - 10 Oct. 25,000 bottles only compared with the 130,000 average.
Butterscotch gold. Some obvious acidity on the nose and quite intense without great richness on the palate. A rather burnt caramel note on the finish.

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2008

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