d'Yquem 2011

Cult Wines Price: £1,150.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau d'Yquem, d'Yquem, 2011

Tasting Notes d'Yquem 2011

98

Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and richness. It goes on for minutes. Turns dense and concentrated on the palate. Speechless. Better in 2019.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 20th 2014
96-98

The 2011 has a clear silvery gold hue, perhaps not quite as deep as I recall the 2010 last year. The bouquet is very fragrant and well-defined, with scents of wild honey, honeysuckle and a touch of vanilla. It is a refined, sedate and beautifully focused bouquet that does not need to show off. The palate displays superb weight in the mouth, even though at first it seems almost understated. Yet there is clearly a high level of spicy, botrytized fruit with notes of honey, orange zest and a touch of mandarin. There is no explosion on the finish; the 2011 is rather a lesson in control, complexity and nuance. It is utterly seductive. Drink 2016-2040+. The 2011 commenced with picking on September 6, the fourth earliest in its history, although they waited until September 12 to really get going in the vineyard. The harvest was over four tries until the October 5, peaking on the last day of the second trie on September 23. There is a very low level of volatility compared to the level of residual sugar, which at 144 grams per liter is almost the same as 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Advocate Issue #200 Apr 2012
97

The 2011 d'Yquem seems to be a close cousin of the 2001 and possibly the 1988. Light gold in color, restrained but pure and noble, it offers an intense bouquet of honeysuckle, caramelized apricot and white peach with a subtle hint of toasty oak. It builds slowly but beautifully to a full-bodied wine with a long finish. This vintage is about restraint and perfect balance despite the 144 grams of residual sugar. Some vintages are more exuberant or flamboyant, but 2011 is racy and compelling. Of course, these wines can be drunk young, but expect the 2011 to age for 50-75+ years in a good cellar.

Robert Parker Jr
eRobertParker.com #209 Oct 2013

d'Yquem Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
d'Yquem 2017 Chateau d'Yquem £2,940.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2016 Chateau d'Yquem £2,610.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2015 Chateau d'Yquem £2,656.00 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 £2,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2009 Chateau d'Yquem £3,790.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2008 Chateau d'Yquem £1,900.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2007 Chateau d'Yquem £2,080.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2006 Chateau d'Yquem £1,830.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2005 Chateau d'Yquem £2,200.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2004 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2003 Chateau d'Yquem £1,950.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 2002 Chateau d'Yquem £1,920.00 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 £2,355.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1998 Chateau d'Yquem £1,960.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1997 Chateau d'Yquem £2,100.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,880.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1996 Chateau d'Yquem £1,000.00 6x75cl
d'Yquem 1995 Chateau d'Yquem £1,924.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1990 Chateau d'Yquem £2,700.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1989 Chateau d'Yquem £2,750.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1986 Chateau d'Yquem £2,695.00 12x75cl
d'Yquem 1982 Chateau d'Yquem £8,390.00 12x75cl