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2008 Chateau dYquem Reviews

2008 Chateau dYquem Reviews

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2008 Chateau dYquem Reviews

97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Impressively balanced, with the fruit rich, intense with a golden glow. The acidity is as important as the freshness, giving a delicious lift to the core of dry, concentrated botrytis. Obviously a great wine for long-term aging in a great Sauternes year.”

95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Sporting a medium lemon-gold color, the 2008 d'Yquem is forward, displaying an already complex, compellingly savory/earthy nose of toasted almonds, cloves, damp soil, crushed stones, and yeast extract with a core of peach preserves, lemon tart, dried pineapple, and allspice. Rich, spicy, and decadent in the mouth, with a racy backbone lifting the fruit, it finishes long and multilayered.”

95 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar

“Bright light gold. Ripe cling peach, fresh apricot, spices, coconut, minerals, and white flowers on the nose, with a note of vanillin oak emerging with air subdued but wonderfully pure and precise. At once thick and light on its feet, showing an utterly seamless texture and compelling sweetness but also lovely inner-mouth tension thanks to its suave acidity and underlying minerality. The new oak element is in harmony with the wine's fruit already. Really dusts the palate on the back end and builds inexorably. The explosive finish leaves behind a perfumed spice character. The clear star in my 2008 tasting.”

94 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Beautiful lemon cream, chamomile, and fried pineapple notes, with a refreshing, almost floral edge running along as well. Creamy coconut and green plum notes fill in on the finish, which has admirable length. A restrained, lighter style, with lovely precision.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

18.5/20 Pointz Decanter

“There is a lovely purity to the fruit and clear botrytis concentration, if less than in the great years. Has all the hallmarks of a fine, elegant Yquem. A very polished, well-presented sample.”

18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Quiet on the nose. More spiced pear and apricot than orange. Lovely concentration. Spiced power, depth, and quite warm on the finish. Fresh in a powerful rather than a delicate way. Dense and long. Rich and well-integrated oak though there's lots of spice all the way through. A less delicate style than many in this vintage.”


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