yquem d 1982

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95-100 / 100


Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
635,00 € tax incl. 529,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
615,00 € tax incl. 512,50 € tax excl.
Infos produit

The Château d'Yquem rested all its hopes on a single sorting carried out on September 16th. Due to severe weather, the grapes were too damaged, so the other selections are unusable. Wine lovers will remember the finesse and balance of this charming Château d'Yquem 1982 despite the low yields.

Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin

(05-2014) So it was the bottle! The wine continues its beautiful and noble adventure. Coppery and intense color. Very fine nose, subtle, finely vanilla, giving an impression of timelessness. Melting, airy, silky and powerful palate, with a very beautiful fruitiness. Subtle finish, noble texture. Superb. A great success from Yquem that I have always considered superior to the 1983.

95 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu


96 / 100

The Wine Independent (03-2022) 

Vintage Wine 1982
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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