Château d'Yquem 2002

Parker : 93 / 100
J. Robinson : 18 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Pale to medium gold colored, the 2002 d'Yquem strides confidently out of the glass with forthright notions of spiced pears, baked pineapple, apricot preserves and orange blossoms with touches of graham crackers, praline, ginger nut and lemon curd. The palate lends an understated earthy/savory character with seamless freshness and a satiny texture paving the long, perfumed finish. Open-knit, expressive and yet still packing some primary fruit flavors, this vintage has entered its drinking window for those who love Yquem while it still possesses bags of vivacity. Five to seven more years in bottle should begin to yield more of the toffee, toasted nuts and savory elements for those who love that more evolved phase. The alcohol this vintage is 14%, while the residual sugar is 129.4 grams per liter, and the total acidity is 4.5 grams per liter of H2SO4.
BordeauxSauternes
Country
France

Grape varieties
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J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
19

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Dessert wine
Yes

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Château d'Yquem

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
1er cru Superieur

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulphites