yquem d 1955

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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100


Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
1 495,00 € tax incl. 1 245,83 € tax excl.
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Avis d'expert
20 / 20
Vinum Wine Magazine (10/2003) - Today I would add the 2007 mentioned above to the 2008, not quite as dense and powerful, but of absolutely stunning precision and finesse. Yquem in particular and Sauternes in general have produced wines of a quality and type that are unique in the world in recent years. 2007 is the preliminary high point. This wine should also be left to rest for a while, even if the Sauternes of recent years can be tasted practically from the first day of their life, similar to great champagnes. And yet they can mature forever and then develop the complexity that is characteristic of the great 1955, which I place before the legendary 1937 vintage. Happy who owns a bottle of it!
97 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu


19 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(02-2008) Very dark copper. Rich almonds on the nose and with enormous richeness, and real life. Very long and gorgeous. Real gras and very long. Round and voluptuous.

5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(09-1998) Most recently: seemed too deep for a vintage of the 1950s; hefty, classic, caramelised nose; sweet, full, complete, masked acidity, excellent finish.

Vintage Wine 1955
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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