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2000 d'Yquem

By Chateau d'Yquem

The 2000 d'Yquem from Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux

The esteemed Millennium vintage from the hallowed cellars of Chateau d'Yquem presents a masterclass in the delicate balance of richness and precision. The 2000 d'Yquem stands as a particularly exalted example, not solely among its illustrious lineage, but as a beacon within the fine wine investment arena.

 

An Epochal Vintage Illuminated

At the turn of the century, Chateau d'Yquem's vintners were bestowed with climatic generosity. The autumnal mists and sunshine that hallmark Sauternes propelled the botrytis cinerea - the noble rot - to sublime levels of proliferation. This fortuitous orchestration imbued the 2000 d'Yquem with a cornucopia of diverse expressions: honeyed apricot, acacia, and succulent peach to name but a few.

 

Investing in Liquid Gold

As an astute wine investor knows, pedigree and provenance reign supreme. The 2000 vintage from Chateau d'Yquem encapsulates both connoisseurship and judicious investment potentiality. It is the exquisite paradox of this liquid gold: opulently sweet yet elegantly poised with precise acidity, ensuring longevity that transcends decades. As it graces the palate, it imparts an unrivaled complexity- making a compelling case for an essential inclusion in any diversified wine portfolio.

For those seeking tangible assets that resonate with historical significance and promise incremental value appreciation over time, the 2000 d'Yquem is an unassailable choice- an opulent tapestry of innate lushness interwoven with sturdy structure fit to age with grace.

 

The Quintessence of Liquid History

In summation, the 2000 d'Yquem from Chateau d'Yquem encapsulates the very essence of a venerated vintage year. It rises as a pinnacled example among its peers, unfurling with each sip echoes of a harvest rendered ethereal by nature's alchemy. For investors and aficionados alike, securing this wine is akin to procuring a storied manuscript penned in vine; each glass tells a narrative of climatic serendipity, unwavering craft, and unwaning legacy.

Current market price

$4,840.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

264.55

Scores and tasting notes

91

A rich Yquem, with coffee, dried orange skin, and dried apples. Full and sweet, with a round body and very yummy. A touch of bitterness on the palate. 128 grams of RS.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 29th 2012

90

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The millennial 2000 Chateau d’Yquem is a valiant effort in one of the most challenging Sauternes vintages in recent memory. The 2000 is quite deep in color. The nose is crisp and well-defined but not the most complex, as you would expect from a truly challenging growing season in Sauternes. It is pleasant in its own way with delicate scents of tangerine, yellow flowers and Mirabelle. The palate is well-balanced with marmalade tinged opening. I like the acidity here, an Yquem with good race, although it does feel a little tapered toward the finish. Drink now-2025. Tasted March 2014.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 25 June 2014

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