Château d'Yquem, Grand Premier Cru Classé, Sauternes 37.5cl
- Superbly complex raisin and honey aromas with orange overtones
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- Château d'Yquem is often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world. After centuries of family ownership, the Château was finally sold to Louis Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy in 1999. However, its former owner and director Alexandre de Lur-Saluce remains in charge. Yquem is located on the highest hill in Sauternes and enjoys the best growing conditions in the whole appellation covering 110 hectares. Only fully botrytized fruit is picked by the 150 highly skilled pickers and yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine. Yquem is fermented in oak barrels (100% new) and is left in barriques to mature for up to 36 months. Intensely opulent when young, Yquem develops an extraordinary complexity and exotic richness when fully mature, with the best vintages lasting for over 50 years.
The Chateau uses only organic fertilisers on its vineyards, and never chemical weedkillers.
The most famous and greatest sweet wine produced. Fabulously rich with great complexity, perfectly balanced acidity and an amazingly long finish of honey and marmalade sweet perfection.
- Parker 93
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