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90-94 / 100

Very good

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
420,00 € tax incl. 350,00 € tax excl.
Infos produit

In Sauternes and at Château d'Yquem, the harvest has been cancelled. The result is very fine wines, very concentrated and where the fruit is very present in the mouth. According to wine expert Robert Parker, Yquem has produced its greatest wine since the 1975 and 1976 vintages. Its maturity is expected until 2035. A great tasting promises to be enjoyed by Sauternes lovers.

Avis d'expert
93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(1-1998)
This year is a perfect example of a vintage that was much better for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes than it was for the red wines. Yquem produced its greatest wine since the twin titans of 1975 and 1976. Medium golden, with a big, opulent, honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, this wine is rich and concentrated, has very good acidity, a lot of botrytis, and a stunning finish. It is a great success, and it continues to evolve at a snail's pace.
90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
Features
Vintage Wine 1980
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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