2015 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1320025


RP 100 JS 99-100 VN 98
WS 98 WE 96-98
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  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    I don't know if I should call the 2015 Yquem the best wine I've ever had, but I can safely say that no other wine in my decade of working in this business has made my knees buckle, my heart murmur, and my mouth utter an F-bomb in the middle of a fancy en primeur tasting event. We were at Cheval Blanc for lunch and the 2015 Yquem was being poured as an aperitif in the parlor before the meal. I took one sip and it was like angels were trumpeting down from the heavens. I looked at my co-worker Phil and I could see in his face that he was having a similar, quasi-religious epiphany. Then I swallowed, closed my eyes, and took in the breathtaking finish. The 2015 Yquem is the whole package. It's a once in a lifetime wine, perfect in every way, without one symmetrical flaw. The fruit is so pure and concentrated you can almost see the dried apricots in your mind's eye, the acidity so balanced against the lush fruit and sweetness that any potential fatigue or overload from pure decadence is quickly erased. Your taste buds will be begging for more, and that's how the 2015 Yquem tastes right now...in its youth!! Imagine in a decade or two where this thing might be at. This is as perfect of a wine as I've ever tasted. I'm just hoping I get to taste it again someday.
  • Philip Bohorfoush
    By: Philip Bohorfoush
    K&L Staff Member
    **One of the wines of the vintage** At our first tasting of the 2015 d’Yquem 'en primeur', we immediately knew it would rank along the epic 2001 and the reveled 2009 Chateau d’Yquem. The botrytis aromatics and perfume jump out the glass. The palate is incredibly saturated – exotic yet precise, pure, and lifted finishing incredibly balanced, so long, and in reserve. This is a singular Chateau d’Yquem and absolutely breathtaking. All purity and class.
  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2015 Y'quem was one of the highlights of the highlights of the 2015 Bordeaux vintage trip! Ultra rich and complex with layers upon layers of fruit, this wine shows hints of pineapple, citrus and honey. The finish seems to go on forever. This is truly a special wine that I would love to have in my cellar!
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    K&L Staff Member
    Garnering two possible 100-point scores plus a swath of high ninety point marks, the 2015 d'Yquem is already flirting with perfection. Boasting a complex nose of apricots and dried pineapple, I found the wine to be particularly racy on the palate, especially considering how warm the vintage was. There's no shortage of superlatives when it comes to d'Yquem as it is unquestionably the finest dessert wine on the planet. This is a ground-floor opportunity to secure a potentially historic wine and considering the going rate for what its been compared to already, its an absolute steal!
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the greatest wines I have ever tasted is the 2001 d'Yquem. Upon tasting the 2015 d'Yquem my immediate thoughts were that it could rival the 2001!! Liquid gold doesn't do this wine justice, absolutely loaded with dried pineapple, apricot and butterscotch notes this powerful, almost painfully seductive wine is as smooth as it is rich. If I were on my deathbed my last wish would be for a glass of this elixir.
    Drink from 2020 to 2080
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    This is indeed "liquid gold" We tasted it in April 2016 at Cheval Blanc and we were knocked out by its purity and seamlessness. By far the best Yquem since the glorious 2001 vintage. This may surpass it in quality. Honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, and sweet creme brulee aromas In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration. Refreshing and as perfect as perfect can be.
    Drink from 2018 to 2048


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