Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100



Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
940,00 € tax incl. 783,33 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
915,00 € tax incl. 762,50 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
910,00 € tax incl. 758,33 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
910,00 € tax incl. 758,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
16 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Deep tawny marmelade colour. Very slightly mousey to begin with on the nose. Palate very rich and extremely long, but a bit of dryness at the end. Not complete; a bit jagged. 16 and probably near its peak.
93 / 100

(2016) Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic
Only 10% of the harvest became Grand Vin. Pale brown. It was intense and strong with toffee aroma on the nose and palate. Began a bit tart on the palate, but gradually became more harmonious in the glass. In spite of barely good weather conditions, this vintage produced mighty and excellent wine, which should last 10 more years.

Vintage 1968
Rating 85-89
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
New 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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