The Château d'Yquem is the highest part of the Sauternes region. It extends on 188 hectares with a vineyard of 125 hectares. The name of Yquem is known worldwide and the château protects and defends a unique way of life and culture for a unique wine.
Harvest 24 September to 13 November. Picking spread over 41 days. Alcohol 13.5. 125gm/litre sugar. 4.2 tartaric acidity. The first wave of picking produced remarkably sweet grapes, while the second 'trie' also gave very high quality - luckily, later sugar levels were lower which counterbalanced the very rich must of the first two tries. Extraordinary orange nose. Monumental. So full of glycerol. Creamy and so unctuous. The 1948 is more feminine than the 1947 - seductive too. So fabulously apricotty at the end. Stupendous wine. Serina Sutcliffe MW
Excellent level, good colour, label very good for age