2011 Chateau d’Yquem is the sweet Bordeaux wine of the vintage! The 2011 Chateau d’Yquem is also a contender for one of the top wines of the entire vintage. This beautiful Sauternes offers intense aromatics packed with overripe pineapple drenched in honey, roasted nuts, apricots, nectarines, white peach, flowers, orange rind and honey in the complex perfume. Thick, rich and intense, with the viscosity of motor oil, along with tropical fruit dripping with honey and the perfect amount acidity to give this elixir life, 2011 Chateau d’Yquem is majestic. I do not think it’s quite at the same level of quality as the legendary 2001, but it’s not that far off. If the 2011 Chateau d’Yquem is offered at a fair price, it’s worth having in your cellar. 98-99 Pts
Prior to 2000, Chateau d’Yquem was not sold as a future. The wine was held in barrel and in bottle until it was ready to be sold. That policy changed with the new owners and the 2003 vintage. Due to the low level of demand for any 2011 Bordeaux wine being offered as a future, the director, Pierre Lurton issued a statement saying 2011 Chateau dYquem would not be offered as a future.