1975 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1975

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
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95-100 / 100

Excellent

1975 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1975

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
749,00 € tax incl. 624,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
714,00 € tax incl. 595,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
695,00 € tax incl. 579,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
20 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(12-2015) Utterly fabulous. It was served blind but was pretty obvious what it was. Deep orangey caramel colour. Creamy texture and extremely heady on the nose. Barley sugar and wonderful vitality and balance. Surely this would convince the most committed hater of sweet wines. 1975 is such a great Sauternes vintage. Jancis Robinson
99 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(08-2019) Deep gold in color, the 1975 d'Yquem gives up initial notes of cashew butter, manuka honey, dried apricots, musk perfume and fallen leaves over a core of spice cake, applesauce, fungi and lemongrass. The palate is laden with bright, vibrant stone fruit and preserved citrus fruit flavors, laced with honey-nut accents and finishing provocatively earthy. While intense and hedonically satisfying, this beguiling vintage has so many nuances emerging as it unfurls, it stops you in your tracks. Make sure it is the very last wine of the evening, because once you taste this, everything else will pale into insignificance. Although this wine is currently well within its ideal drinking window, there's certainly no rush to drink well-preserved bottles.

98 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(05-2018)

98 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu

(09-2007)

95 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(05-1999) A celebrated vintage. Thick, rich and powerful, this Yquem is packed with an immense concentration of flavors. Tastes almost tannic, tough and unyielding (like many '75 red Bordeaux), but the rough, awkward edges should smooth out with time.--Yquem vertical. Best after 2020. (PM)

5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(11-2000) Sheer perfection : creamy, honeyed, orange blossom bouquet of impenetrable depth ; rich, perfect weight, flavour, balance and length, with another 20 years to go (112000)

Features
Vintage 1975
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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