Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Cru Superieur – 2003

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France > Bordeaux > Graves > Sauternes


Chateau d'Yquem


White - Sweet


Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon



Chateau Yquem


Chateau d'Yquem






Premier Cru Superieur

Cuvee Bottling


WO score


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2014

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Picked in one trie, the 2003 Chateau d'Yquem is slightly deeper in color compared to the 2004. It is attired with an intriguing bouquet with Manuka honey, quince, honeycomb and a touch of nougat, though it does not have the pixilation of a top vintage. The palate is unctuous right from the start: gloopy in texture with hedonistic ripe honeyed fruit laced with orange zest and a strong spicy note on the finish. It has moderate length, but finishes with plenty of glycerine in the mouth. This is certainly the finest 2003 Sauternes.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/06/2013
Drink: 2013-2030

Ex-chateau bottle tasted at the property. The 2003 Yquem was picked from 17th September after an explosion of botrytis until 26th September in one trie. It 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. This is a lovely Yquem, though I would not place it within the first tier. Drink now-2030+ Tasted April 2013.
Tasted: 18/03/2008
Drink: 2015-2035

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Area under vines: 102 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay
Average of the Vineyards : 35 years
Production: 100 000 bottles a year
Ageing: 28 months in new oak barrels
Grape varieties:

  • Semillon 80%
  • Sauvignon Blanc 20%

Second wine: Y d'Yquem

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Chateau d'Yquem


SA du Château D'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France


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SA du Château D'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x37.5cl IB £ 880 £ 639
12x75cl IB £ 1,722 £ 2,150
24x37.5cl IB £ 2,150 £ 1,550
6x75cl IB £ 890

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