|Drinkjaren||nu tot ongeveer 2050+|
|Druivensoort(en)||sémillon (80%), sauvignon blanc (20%)|
Neal Martin 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+."
James Molesworth 96-99 "The en primeur sample of Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2011 is also presented at Cheval-Blanc. Its usual classic blend of 80/20 Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc captures the beautiful cut and freshness of the vintage, with blazing pineapple, white peach, yellow apple and melon flavors that are remarkably light on their feet. Blanched ginger root, cherry blossom and light citrus notes dance through the finish. The wine is already showing terrific range and purity in a very, very stylish frame. It should give the stunning 2001 and authoritative '09 a run for their money."
Jane Anson 19 points "Layered, voluptuous wine with great precision and very long finish. Same sugar levels as 2010 and in similar style with lifted acidity. Classic, majestic Yquem crafted to age for decades. Drink 2023-2062."
Enzovoorts… we kregen zelf ook kippenvel toen we de wijn in april 2012 op Château Cheval Blanc proefden…!
Informatie over het domein
|Omvang domein||103 ha|
|Eigenaar||Bernard Arnault (Groupe LVMH)|
|Dagelijkse leiding||Pierre Lurton|