The Chateau D’Yquem wine is an outstanding Sauternes 2008 and another impressive Yquem. The bouquet of this Chateau D’Yquem wine is just wonderful, very perfumed with aromas of apricot, acacia honey and white flowers. The palate is beautifully poised, tense and tightly coiled on the entry and then it just explodes in the mouth with pure, unbridled, joyous botrytized fruit struck through with a silver thread of acidity. This 2008 Chateau D’Yquem wine displays exemplary tension and freshness, along with great persistency in the mouth. Obviously a great wine for long-term aging in a great Sauternes year.
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
95 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
94 points Wine Spectator