yquem d 1918

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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100


Level Low-shoulder

Stock : 0 bottle
2 150,00 € tax incl. 1 791,67 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
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Avis d'expert
90 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
Recorked in 1993. This is a surprise. From a vintage considered average in Sauternes, this very yellowish and light-styled Yquem offers bright elegant focus, medium body, lovely finesse and a racy structure; it's the sort of dessert wine you can sip and sip.
3 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
A late harvest started 1 October and ended 8 November, three days before the Armastice. Pale green war-time bottle. Astonishingly pale, with a fine bitty sediment; attractive, fragrant bouquet; fairly sweet, on th elight side, good flavour, dry finish.
Vintage Wine 1918
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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