1959 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1959 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
1 890,00 € tax incl. 1 575,00 € tax excl.

Cap Damaged

Level Mid-shoulder

Stock : 1 bottle
1 750,00 € tax incl. 1 458,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
97 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(05-1999)
Classic, exciting Yquem. Silky, creamy and round, yet armed with plenty of intense botrytized flavors dried apricot, raisin, dried fig. Full-bodied, with caramel and butterscotch complexity, it ends on a very intense finish.
100 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin
(122011)
Beautiful brown colour. Splendid nose, very aromatic, perserved orange. Extraordinary mouth, round, very rich with a beautiful acidity. The result of the vintage is very clear because at more than 50 years old it has not yet 'eaten its sugar'. An infinite length in the mouth. This wine has attained perfection.
99 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(03-2002)
Rich, apricot and lime blossom bouquet of great depth ; sweet, powerful, its flesh and fat balanced by its excellent acidity. A hot, dry finish with a touch of caramel.
19.5/20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(01-2010) Great wine at its peak but showing no sign of fading. Tawny with a greenish tinge at the rim. Gloriously tangy. 120 g/l. Great balance with some gunpowder and smokiness. It was extremely hot when the grapes were picked. Amazing that it's as good as it is in an era that pre-dates sophisticated temperature control. Extremely rich with notes of dried fruits. Great balnce with strong dried citrus peel notes. Vital. Slightly more pronounced acidity than another bottle I was lucky enough to try late last year in London.
Features
Vintage 1959
Rating 95-100
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
100/100 Yes
Château Yquem (d')
Country France
Château informations
Yquem (d')
Yquem (d\')

The Chateau 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. In autumn, morning mists and sunny afternoons allow the noble rot to develop. The harvest is extended over a long period of time during which the grapes are harvested by hand, individually. . 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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