D'Yquem 2007 (15.0L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
98+ WA / 96 WS / 95 VM / 17.5 JR
Pale to medium gold colored, the 2007 d'Yquem delivers powerful scents of tropical fruits—dried mangoes and pineapple paste—accented by acacia honey, toasted almonds and woodsmoke with hints of chalk dust, kettle corn and lime blossom. The palate reveals one of those vintages that shape-shifts into an apparently drier style than it is, largely thanks to its uber-racy backbone of freshness and layered mineral-inspired flavors, finishing with a regal, satin-textured savoriness. Difficult to resist now, this will be one of those Rip Van Winkle vintages that can be predicted to cellar not just for decades but for generations. For number crunchers: 14.2% alcohol, 137 grams per liter residual sugar, and total acidity is 3.7 grams per liter H2SO4. - LPB, Wine Advocate
Intense, with a wide range of maple, hazelnut-singed piecrust and apple crumble notes, all offset beautifully by a taut orange zest accent that imparts tension and length to balance the broad, rich core. Ends with a viscous feel and lingering energy.Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Best from 2015 through 2040. 10,000 cases made. James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
There was only one way to finish: by switching over to Sauternes for the 2007 d'Yquem. This is a vintage I have tasted several times. Lucid amber in color, it has a reticent nose at first, though it blossoms with aeration to reveal captivating aromas of mirabelle, dried honey and beeswax. A subtle adhesive scent loiters backstage. The palate is medium-bodied with vanilla pod and almond on the entry, and very tensile with a seductive viscosity toward the close. Touches of nougat and white chocolate lace the finish of one of the finest Yquems of this decade. Glorious to drink now and doubtless glorious to drink in 50 years’ time! - Neal Martin, Vinous Media
80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. After a relatively mild winter, temperatures shot up in April, and were more in keeping with a beautiful month of May. This obviously had an effect on vine growth and the first flowers appeared on 11 May, some two weeks earlier than average. While minimum temperatures were slightly higher than usual thereafter, maximum temperatures began to drop. This tendency increased as the season went on, and the summer ended up being fairly cool. Furthermore, it rained heavily (twice the average amount) and more frequently (3 days out of 4) in May and June. Flowering was thus upset, and spread over four weeks. Harvest 10 September to 7 October.
Deep orangey gold. Complex nose. Rather fat and waxy with lots of development. Masses of palate weight. Very precise definition on the palate initially although on the finish it's already a bit diffuse. This would be a good Yquem to enjoy now, or any time over the next decade or two. - Jancis Robinson