CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1959
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Note from the chateau: A very hot year, punctuated by well-distributed rainy episodes during spring and autumn. A very fast harvest, 4 selections which are linked under 30°, each time followed by a new contamination, harvests which end in mid-October; a vintage marked by early and rapid harvests, a style devoted to very great wines, as confirmed by Yquem 1959.

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100 / 100
SoDivin December - 2011
SoDivin
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.
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5 / 5
Michael Broadbent March - 2002
Michael Broadbent
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.
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19.5/20
Jancis Robinson January - 2010
Jancis Robinson
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.
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99 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
98 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
When Chateau d'Yquem is young, the wine has competition from some of the other top producers in the appellation. But as the wine ages, that is when the rubber hits the road, as Yquem clearly pulls ahead of the competition. Here you find a deep golden, mahogany hue with an ethereal perfume consisting of roasted apricots, burnt caramel, butterscotch, marmalade, overripe pineapple, and nuts, topped with honey. There is blistering acidity that provides lift to the layers of honeyed, caramel topped yellow and orange spiced fruits on the palate. The seamless finish starts off strong, picks up steam, and keeps on going. There is no reason that well-stored bottles cannot age another 30-40 years and maybe more!
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97 / 100
Wine Spectator May - 1999
Wine Spectator
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. Drink now through 2050.
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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
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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