d'Yquem 2009

Cult Wines Price: £2,190.00 / 12x37.5cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 2009

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 2009

99

Tasting a legend under blind conditions is always the ultimate test of pedigree with everything to lose. And yet for the second year running, the brilliance of Chateau d’Yquem stood out. The 2009 has a glorious bouquet with luscious honey, lemon curd, white peach and quince that is crystalline and utterly refined. It demonstrates wonderful delineation and pinpoint focus. The palate is brilliantly balanced with life-affirming acidity. There are notes of quince and white peach once again, marrying with hints of light honey and crushed stone, finishing with convincing confidence on the composed, refined finish. This is not quite as ethereal as the 2001 – but it comes damn close. Drink 2014-2050.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com Feb 2013
98

The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It's all in balance here. Creme brulee, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It's so fabulous now. It will age forever but it's already a joy to taste, even drink. Better in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 29th 2012
96-98

The 2009 Yquem has an almost ethereal nose, beautifully defined with scents of honey, honeysuckle, pear, fresh apricot and a hint of quince. It blossoms in the glass, gaining intensity and expanding across the ether. The immediate impression is not of a powerful, rich, botrytis-laden Yquem, but one that has semblances with the 2007 in terms of poise and precision, the acidity defining the wine in its youth and around that, subtle notes of honey, fig, pear, apricot and just a hint of ginger adding vibrancy and edginess towards the pure and tensile finish. As expected, there is extraordinary persistency, lingering in the mouth long after the wine has disappeared, yet it will remain long in the memory.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #188 April 2010

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £2,964.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,653.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,400.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £1,400.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2014 Chateau d'Yquem £2,576.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2013 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2012 Chateau d'Yquem £1,488.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2011 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2010 Chateau d'Yquem £1,848.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £3,750.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £2,190.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,150.00 12x37.5cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,400.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,950.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £1,908.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2001 Chateau d'Yquem £4,425.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2000 Chateau d'Yquem £2,000.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1999 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £2,000.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem POA 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £2,700.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,800.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,695.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £8,649.00 12x75cl