yquem d 1962

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90-94 / 100

Very good

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Condition Good

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Infos produit

In Sauternes, the 1962 vintage is equally generous in quantity and quality. Even considered a very fine vintage at Château d'Yquem. The result is a very great 1962 vintage at Yquem, with a classified growth with a creamy texture. Perfect acidity and balance, with notes of ginger, dried apricot and orange on the palate. To taste or keep for a while in the cellar.

Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
91 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
(05-2014) Copper color. Discreet nose. Hints of raisins, apricot, pumpkin jam with orange zest. Round, juicy on the palate, with a normal body, with a melting finish, with hints of apricot and raisins. Was better in 2001.
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
Throughout [it's life] an elegance to temper its sweetness. Perhaps one should not be surprised that at 36 years of age its colour was a too deep ruddy-amber; nose singed, prune-like; raisiny, almost tart.
91 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(03-2010) Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience 1962 Bordeaux horizontal. Moderate Clear lucid gold with green tints. The nose is very elegant and well defined, touches of wet wool, honey, wood resin and barley sugar (a la Barsac). I wish it had more vigour and complexity, for it is rather overwhelmed by the Coutet and the Suduiraut. The palate is far better than the nose with a lovely creamy, harmonious texture with perfect acidity and balance. Citrus peel, fresh ginger, dried apricot, ginger and orange sorbet with noticeable residual sugar on the finish. This is probably an underrated Yquem given market prices, but the modest nose means I must temper my appraisal. Drink now- Tasted March 2010.

Vintage Wine 1962
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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