The Chateau D’Yquem Sauternes 2003 has a textbook, limpid silvery/golden hue. The nose is very seductive with lifted scents of dried honey, almond, hazelnut and just a faint hint of creme caramel all with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a refined opening. That trait of creme caramel is there loitering like a truant schoolboy in the background, but then it moves into the mid-palate and really shows its class: wonderful delineation and poise, perfect acidity and an almost pixilated finish. There is just a touch of alcohol on the aftertaste although you have to have a very sensitive palate to feel it. The 2003 D’Yquem is a Cellar selection wine.
The 2003 Chateau D’Yquem has a blend of 80 % Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.
98 points James Suckling
97 points Wine Spectator
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate