d'Yquem 2006

Current Market Price: £2,100.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 2006

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 2006

97

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This is tightly coiled on the nose, honey, a touch of ginger, barley sugar and a touch of brown sugar. Quite complex but it needs time. The palate is excellent with crystalline, honeyed fruit, superb balance with hints of honeysuckle, beeswax, apricot and marmalade. Superb balance and poise towards the elegant, graceful finish with fine persistency. This is a fantastic d’Yquem that I fear may be overlooked thanks to the ’07 or ‘09. A regal Yquem. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2010
96-98+

While no surprise here, this wine, which will be bottled in 2009, is certainly this estate’s greatest effort since their 2001. It completely outclasses everything from the appellation, but even when you’re number one, that’s often hard to do. This light gold wine offers up a sensational smorgasbord of aromas including huge honeyed pineapple and other caramelized tropical fruit flavors, massive richness, and a viscous, unctuous texture with the oak beautifully integrated. The wine has enough acidity to buttress its full-bodied mouthfeel, but this is not by any means the sweetest or most alcoholic of the d’Yquems I have tasted. In fact, in the range of d’Yquems, this is a powerful wine, but it is one built more on finesse and elegance, a la the 1988. Nevertheless, this wine will prove to have 50+ years of longevity. The finish, the mid-palate, the sensation of looking at a skyscraper of Semillon with a small dosage of Sauvignon, is impressive. Like all of the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes, one can drink this young, but the nuances and complexities really don’t emerge for at least a decade, especially in the case of a wine such as this. Bravo!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2018 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £2,832.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,592.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,716.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,500.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £2,500.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £220.00 1x75cl
d'Yquem 2013 Chateau d'Yquem £2,150.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,980.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £2,794.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £3,600.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,176.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem £1,870.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £2,544.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem £4,000.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2000 Chateau d'Yquem £2,400.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1999 Chateau d'Yquem £2,328.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £2,690.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,060.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £2,160.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,080.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem £2,560.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £3,187.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,700.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,573.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £2,880.00 12x75cl