yquem d 1969

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

Condition Good

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Infos produit

The 1969 vintage is very correct in Sauternes. Château d'Yquem 1969 is very successful, it has a powerful and very fragrant nose. The aromas of candied fruits dominate.

Avis d'expert
85 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
Delicate and floral, with seductive cream, lemon, apricot and pineapple character, this wine is delicious if just a bit tart on the finish.
2 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
Sweetish, light style, acidity propping it up.
92 / 100

(10/2019) Huge surprise considering the "small" vintage in Sauternes. The nose is powerful and very fragrant. We find all the classic markers of old Sauternes (candied fruits ...). The palate is frank and supported by a nice freshness. The aromas are deliciously patinated, old wax. Notes of quince, candied pineapple. An incredible length that never ends. A very beautiful memory.

Vintage Wine 1969
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château d'Yquem
Country France
Château informations
Château d'Yquem

Château d\'Yquem

The Château d'Yquem is an area of 133 hectares including 113 hectares of vineyards, 102 acres operated, south of Bordeaux in Sauternes region that produces a sweet white wine ranked Premier Cru Superior, the only wine from the Sauternes category.

It is considered by many as the best Sauternes. The yield is only 6 hectoliters per hectare and in some years, if the quality is not deemed sufficient, the bottles are not sold under this label.

The wines are characterized by their complexity due to a significant amount of residual sugar and flavorings made by Botrytis cinerea. A relatively high acidity helps offset the sweetness. Another characteristic for which Château d'Yquem is known is his longevity. In good years does present a bottle of his outstanding after one or two decades in a cellar and with care it will keep for a century or more, adding to the complexity...

Since 1959 Chateau d'Yquem produces a dry white wine named "Y" (and before 2004 "Y Lur-Saluces") makes an equal proportion of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine, like great wine is not produced every year. The 2005 vintage was the first vintage of Yquem offered for sale en primeur. 

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