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Chateau d'Yquem

Chateau dYquemChateau d'Yquem is one of the most extraordinary, unique and amazing wines in the world. It is without doubt the world's greatest sweet wine.

In terms of purity of style and richness, Château d’Yquem out-classes all others. The major contributing factor to the wine’s complexity is the unique set of climatic and geological conditions that combine to form a rare microclimate - only 100 hectares are used for each vintage across a variety of the Sauternes terroir.

The grapes are harvested by hand, picked individually in six tries to ensure that each grape is picked only when fully botrytised. The Château’s selection process is notoriously severe, with only one glass of wine produced per vine. On occasion, the wines are not considered worthy of Château d’Yquem and the vintage will be omitted, as was the case in 1951, 1952, 1964, 1972, 1974 and 1992.

Château d’Yquem have produced a dry white wine since 1959 known as Ygrec (French for ‘Y’).

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Chateau d'Yquem, 2000

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Only 25,000 bottles of Yquem were made in this very tough Sauternes vintage. A truly valiant effort from this fine property.

"The millennial 2000 Chateau d’Yquem is a valiant effort in one of the most challenging Sauternes vintages in recent memory. The 2000 is quite deep in colour. The nose is crisp and well-defined but not the most complex, as you would expect from a truly challenging growing season in Sauternes. It is pleasant in its own way with delicate scents of tangerine, yellow flowers and Mirabelle. The palate is well-balanced with marmalade tinged opening. I like the acidity here, an Yquem with good race, although it does feel a little tapered toward the finish.
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Price: $516.53 USD
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1999

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Half Bottle (37.5cl)

Yquem is without doubt, one of the world's finest sweet wine producers, of whom Robert Parker comments: "There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend."


Reviews: A golden, straw hue. The nose is predictable and linear compared to the other Yquem's that I have tasted. White flowers, acacia, rather like a sweet Auslese! The palate is lively, rich, moderate acidity.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1998

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Half bottle 37.5cl

‘A beautiful, slightly golden yellow, this wine is still very young to express much on the initial nose. After swirling, and even more so after a few minutes in the glass, there come scents of citrus, raisins and also more floral aromas with delicate lime flower. These are still early days and time is needed for these impressions to develop. In the mouth the great quality and potential are obvious. The attack is round, and the volume quickly fills the whole mouth. What sweetness and what pleasure - with just enough acidity. Flavours of mandarin, apricot, fruit paste, then the vanillary, lightly grilled notes associated with the long élevage in barrel.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1989

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
***98 points - Robert Parker***

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

Meticulously made with incredible power, texture, complexity and ageing potential The 1989 is a powerful, intense, rich wine; astonishingly complex; perfectly balanced and a fine, persistent finish.

98 points
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), January 2003
What a remarkable trilogy of vintages for Chateau d'Yquem (I am speaking of the 1990, 1989 and 1988). This vintage leans more toward the 1990 than 1988 in style. It is a very unctuously textured, medium gold-colored Yquem that is oozing with honey-soaked oranges, pineapples, apricots, and peaches.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1986

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe
Sweet White Wine

Château d'Yquem is considered by many to be Bordeaux’s single greatest wine and it is the only wine in France to hold the Premier Cru Superieur (Great First Growth) designation. The uncompromising pursuit of quality is what sets this sweet white wine apart – a standard meticulously maintained throughout the estate’s history.

Chateau d`Yquem is often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world. After centuries of family ownership, Yquem was finally sold in acrimonious circumstances to Louis Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy in 1999. However, its former owner and director Alexandre de Lur-Saluce remains in charge.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1984

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
Individual Yquem Wooden Case

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

Reviews "1984 is a surprisingly good year made under very trying conditions. D'Yquem began its harvest on October 15th and made its last pass through the vineyards on November 13th. Seventy-five percent of the crop was retained for d'Yquem. The wine at present exhibits a great deal of smoky oak in its bouquet, which is also filled with scents of smoked almonds, cooked pineapples, and honey and caramel. In the mouth, the wine is less flamboyant, with less glycerin and power than usual, but it is still a rich, full-bodied d'Yquem with a great deal of personality and character.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1982

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe
Sweet White Wine
Individual Yquem Wooden Case

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

92 Points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 26th Jun 2014

Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Sauternes only produced two exceptional wines in 1982: Suduiraut and Yquem. Although I have encountered the 1982 Chateau d’Yquem on three occasions, this is the finest bottle. It was an early vintage, physiological ripeness reached on September 16. Rainfall interrupted the harvest that really could not start in earnest until November 2, for just four days. It has a lucid amber color, and a fully mature bouquet with mandarin and marmalade aromas that are pure and well-delineated.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1969

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe
Sweet White Wine
Half Bottle- 37.5cl

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

*** 94 Points Cellar Tracker ***

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"There is always a high level of star gazing when a bottle of old Yquem shows up. Even an ok bottle like this makes you feel a million bucks. Dark caramel in colour. Apricots on the nose, sweet glycerin. On the palate it is well evolved full of ripe fruit, botrytis and although it is low in vitality it still makes for a superb experience. We can not be unbiased to the star gazing here but this is a good 94" CellarTracker.com
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1969

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe
Sweet White Wine

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

A year with a wet spring and cooler-than-average weather until July. Heavy rain fell in mid-September, followed by three weeks of dry weather and two small windows of opportunity around the 20th of October that were taken advantage of to pick most of the crop. The ensuing four weeks of rain ruined the remaining grapes. A small production for this discreet, medium-sweet vintage of Yquem.

The pleasure derived from tasting Yquem is difficult to describe. It offers a myriad of well-balanced, complex flavours that generate even more harmonies over time.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1967

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe
Sweet White Wine

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

*** 99/100 Points -Lisa Perrotti-Brown for the Wine Advocate, 30th Aug 2019 ***

Displaying a gorgeous deep amber-gold color, the 1967 d'Yquem slips sensuously out of the glass with a profound perfume of dried mandarin peel, allspice, praline, cinnamon toast and orange blossoms plus hints of gingerbread and accents of lemon butter. The palate is simply electric with citrus and spice-sparked energy, delivering youthfully vibrant notes with a tantalizing floral undercurrent. Superb freshness knit inseparably with the complex sweetness makes this seem like a deceptively delicate,
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1966

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe
Sweet White Wine

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

On the nose, there is some orange marmalade, honey and spice character in this wine. Turns quite woody, with lots of caramel.

YQUEM HARVEST NOTES: Weather was mediocre in summer, but improved in autumn. The harvest was very long: 48 days' work out of 55 to bring in a very worthwhile and slightly above average crop in terms of volume. A very rich vintage.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1966

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe
Sweet White Wine
Bin soiled and faded label

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

On the nose, there is some orange marmalade, honey and spice character in this wine. Turns quite woody, with lots of caramel.

YQUEM HARVEST NOTES: Weather was mediocre in summer, but improved in autumn. The harvest was very long: 48 days' work out of 55 to bring in a very worthwhile and slightly above average crop in terms of volume. A very rich vintage.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1965

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe

Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

A good wine. On the nose, bthere is some orange marmalade, honey and spice character in this wine. Turns quite woody, with lots of caramel.

YQUEM NOTES: It was very cold from April to September which dashed hopes for good ripeness. The deluge in late September (100 mm in 8 days) was very worrying, but things changed all of a sudden. The rain stopped and it was finally warm. There were two fine passes from the 3rd to the 12th of October and a third from the 16th to the 20th, however it was difficult to find grapes with high enough sugar levels.
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1963

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Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe
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Yquem is indisputedly the best wine in Sauternes and may well be the finest sweet wine in the world.

We quote from the tasting notes of greatbordeauxwines.com tasting in 2005:-
"Château d’Yquem 1963 87 points
Tasted in April 2005. Brown like cola. Aromas of mocca, burnt coffee beans and caramel. It had some sweetness on the palate but very little of noble rot. This was light and well-balanced wine with fine aftertaste."
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Price: $1,039.60 USD
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1960

Sauternes Premiere Grand Cru Classe

Exceptional provenance - professionally stored since purchase

Tasted in April 2005. Light amber. It impressed from first drop with intense and deep nose of rasp honey and brown sugar. On the palate, it appeared very concentrated with candied fruit, delicious structure and sweet aftertaste. This was distinguished and enchanting wine with style, class and vitality. Should maintain all its goodies for additional 15 years. Review on Greatbordeauxwines.com Rating 94 points
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1955

Sauternes Premiere Grand Cru Classe
Half Bottle 37.5cl

Considered as the greatest white wine in the world, Château d'Yquem, located on a small hill, enjoys a microclimate and an exceptional terroir. The vineyard, which has no fewer than 150 parcels of different soil, is cherished throughout the year, each vine receives an average of 50 treatments per year. The selection is particularly rigorous for the grand vin of château d'Yquem: it is often said that a vine produces only one glass of wine .
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Chateau d'Yquem, 1955

Sauternes Premiere Grand Cru Classe

Château d'Yquem, often referred to simply as "Yquem," is a legendary Bordeaux wine estate located in the Sauternes region of France. It is renowned for producing some of the world's finest and most sought-after sweet white wines. Yquem wines are made from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes affected by noble rot, a beneficial fungus that concentrates sugars and flavors in the grapes.

The 1955 vintage of Château d'Yquem is considered exceptional, and wines from this vintage are highly coveted by collectors. The wines are known for their richness, complexity, and the ability to age gracefully over many decades.
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