Château d'Yquem - Y - Bordeaux - Blanc

99 points - The Wine Advocate
100 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
100 points - The Wine Advocate
Château d'Yquem - Y - Bordeaux - Blanc - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château d'Yquem - Y - Bordeaux - Blanc

99 points - The Wine Advocate
100 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
100 points - The Wine Advocate
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Château d'Yquem is a prestigious winery located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 18th century when it was owned by the Lur-Saluces family. Today, it is owned by the luxury goods company LVMH.

Château d'Yquem is known for producing some of the world's finest sweet white wines, made from a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that have been affected by noble rot. This process, known as botrytization, concentrates the sugars and flavors in the grapes, resulting in a wine that is rich, complex, and full of character.

The winery produces only one wine, the Château d'Yquem, which is considered to be one of the greatest sweet wines in the world. The wine is aged in oak barrels for up to three years before being bottled, and can be aged for decades or even centuries.

Château d'Yquem has a unique style of production that sets it apart from other wineries in the region. The winery uses a selective harvesting process, where only the grapes that have been affected by noble rot are picked. This results in a lower yield, but a higher quality wine.

The winery also uses a unique barrel aging process, where the wine is aged in new oak barrels for the first year, and then transferred to older barrels for the remaining two years. This allows the wine to develop complexity and depth, while also preserving its freshness and acidity.

Château d'Yquem has a long and storied history, with many famous figures having enjoyed its wines over the years. The winery was even mentioned in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where it was described as "the finest wine in the world."

Today, Château d'Yquem continues to produce some of the world's most sought-after sweet white wines, with each vintage being eagerly anticipated by wine lovers around the globe. Its unique style of production and rich history make it a true icon of the wine world

Château d'Yquem is a prestigious winery located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 18th century when it was owned by the Lur-Saluces family. Today, it is owned by the luxury goods company LVMH.

Château d'Yquem is known for producing some of the world's finest sweet white wines, made from a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that have been affected by noble rot. This process, known as botrytization, concentrates the sugars and flavors in the grapes, resulting in a wine that is rich, complex, and full of character.

The winery produces only one wine, the Château d'Yquem, which is considered to be one of the greatest sweet wines in the world. The wine is aged in oak barrels for up to three years before being bottled, and can be aged for decades or even centuries.

Château d'Yquem has a unique style of production that sets it apart from other wineries in the region. The winery uses a selective harvesting process, where only the grapes that have been affected by noble rot are picked. This results in a lower yield, but a higher quality wine.

The winery also uses a unique barrel aging process, where the wine is aged in new oak barrels for the first year, and then transferred to older barrels for the remaining two years. This allows the wine to develop complexity and depth, while also preserving its freshness and acidity.

Château d'Yquem has a long and storied history, with many famous figures having enjoyed its wines over the years. The winery was even mentioned in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where it was described as "the finest wine in the world."

Today, Château d'Yquem continues to produce some of the world's most sought-after sweet white wines, with each vintage being eagerly anticipated by wine lovers around the globe. Its unique style of production and rich history make it a true icon of the wine world

There was no frost at d’Yquem in 2017, and botrytis was very regular and even this vintage. The nose opens with very pure notes of freshly sliced oranges, yuzu and lemon barley water with hints of white pepper, fresh ginger and lime cordial. The incredibly rich, unctuous sweetness (148 grams per liter of residual sugar) is beautifully marbled with bright, vivacious citrus fruit and spice flavours, while lifted by well-knit freshness, and it finishes with epic length and great depth.

Château d'Yquem is a prestigious winery located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 18th century when it was owned by the Lur-Saluces family. Today, it is owned by the luxury goods company LVMH.

Château d'Yquem is known for producing some of the world's finest sweet white wines, made from a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that have been affected by noble rot. This process, known as botrytization, concentrates the sugars and flavors in the grapes, resulting in a wine that is rich, complex, and full of character.

The winery produces only one wine, the Château d'Yquem, which is considered to be one of the greatest sweet wines in the world. The wine is aged in oak barrels for up to three years before being bottled, and can be aged for decades or even centuries.

Château d'Yquem has a unique style of production that sets it apart from other wineries in the region. The winery uses a selective harvesting process, where only the grapes that have been affected by noble rot are picked. This results in a lower yield, but a higher quality wine.

The winery also uses a unique barrel aging process, where the wine is aged in new oak barrels for the first year, and then transferred to older barrels for the remaining two years. This allows the wine to develop complexity and depth, while also preserving its freshness and acidity.

Château d'Yquem has a long and storied history, with many famous figures having enjoyed its wines over the years. The winery was even mentioned in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where it was described as "the finest wine in the world."

Today, Château d'Yquem continues to produce some of the world's most sought-after sweet white wines, with each vintage being eagerly anticipated by wine lovers around the globe. Its unique style of production and rich history make it a true icon of the wine world

The nose opens with electric notes of ripe pineapples, green mango, orange blossoms and lemon tart with hints of fungi, lime zest, crushed rocks and jasmine. The freshness on the palate is just astonishing, permeating and lifting layer upon layer of tropical fruits and earthy notions, all encased in a sumptuous texture and culminating in a very, very long, mineral-tinged finish. Truly, this is a legendary vintage for d'Yquem. I've been conservative with my drinking window here, and I would not be at all surprised if our descendants are drinking this vintage well into the next century.
Tt entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. Occasionally an Yquem only reveals its components parts at this early juncture, necessitates conjecture. However, the 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the élevage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few "flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish. It's not quite up there in the rarefied heights of say, the 2001 or 2009, but it is what we call in the trade, "the business."

Château d'Yquem is a prestigious winery located in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 18th century when it was owned by the Lur-Saluces family. Today, it is owned by the luxury goods company LVMH.

Château d'Yquem is known for producing some of the world's finest sweet white wines, made from a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes that have been affected by noble rot. This process, known as botrytization, concentrates the sugars and flavors in the grapes, resulting in a wine that is rich, complex, and full of character.

The winery produces only one wine, the Château d'Yquem, which is considered to be one of the greatest sweet wines in the world. The wine is aged in oak barrels for up to three years before being bottled, and can be aged for decades or even centuries.

Château d'Yquem has a unique style of production that sets it apart from other wineries in the region. The winery uses a selective harvesting process, where only the grapes that have been affected by noble rot are picked. This results in a lower yield, but a higher quality wine.

The winery also uses a unique barrel aging process, where the wine is aged in new oak barrels for the first year, and then transferred to older barrels for the remaining two years. This allows the wine to develop complexity and depth, while also preserving its freshness and acidity.

Château d'Yquem has a long and storied history, with many famous figures having enjoyed its wines over the years. The winery was even mentioned in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, where it was described as "the finest wine in the world."

Today, Château d'Yquem continues to produce some of the world's most sought-after sweet white wines, with each vintage being eagerly anticipated by wine lovers around the globe. Its unique style of production and rich history make it a true icon of the wine world

Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 d'Yquem bursts from the glass with gregarious crème caramel, allspice, dried apricots, mandarin peel and pineapple upside down cake scents plus a fragrant undercurrent of fungi, acacia honey, candied ginger, musk perfume and frangipani. Full-bodied and full-on hedonic in the mouth, the rich, tightly wound layers are still amazingly youthful with bags of citrus sparks and an incredibly long, perfumed finish.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Bordeaux Supérieur
Producer:
Château D'Yquem
Grapes/Blend:
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

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Often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world Château d’Yquem has a reputation that has followed it from the middle ages to today. Back...

Often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world Château d’Yquem has a reputation that has followed it from the middle ages to today. Back then, d’Yquem was owned by the King of England and has since had an interesting history, including being used as a military hospital in both World Wars. In 1996 d’Yquem was bought by LVMH (Moët-Hennessy-Louis Vuitton) from Alexandre de Lur Saluces after centuries of family ownership.

Château d’Yquem has 113 hectares of vines planted with 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc situated at the highest point in Sauternes which has a unique microclimate. This is hugely important as it allows for winds from the east to move through the vineyard which is crucial to remove unwanted moisture during the growing season as the noble rot sets in. Only fully botrytized fruit is picked by 150 very highly skilled vineyard workers and yields are so low that each vine only produces one glass of wine.

In the 1855 classification of Bordeaux, Château d’Yquem was lauded not only to be the greatest wine of Sauternes, but of the entire Bordeaux region with its golden wines declared almost immortal.

“I do not call Yquem a wine because there are an infinite number of “wines” as such, but Yquem is unique. I prefer the word nectar – the drink of the gods – and if I found one that was more noble, I would be less ashamed of our restrictive vocabulary so poorly suited to superlatives.” Frederic Dard

Château d’Yquem was also one of the first major estates to fight fraud by introducing a watermark on their label.

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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