yquem d 1914

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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100


Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
2 500,00 € tax incl. 2 083,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
Chateau d'Yquem: Harvest began September 23 and then 3 weeks of harvest without interruption or rain. Very beautiful degrees but very small amount (perhaps through lack of arms?). Rains disrupt result from mid-October, another period without rain, 4 to 9 November, allows complete with tails richesse.Au weaker balance sheet, an amount of average crop which 2 are in the third Standards wealth of Yquem.
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
Lively and lovely colour ; very curious, highish tone nose, chocolatey, then slightly sickly vanilla ; equally odd peach-skin flavour. very dry finish.
2 / 3
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
Chateau d'Yquem: Harvest began the 23rd September and there was no rain for the next 3 weeks. Good degree of alcohol but low quantity. Rain disrupted the harvest beginning in mid-October. another period of no rain from November 4-9, which resulted in the last third being less rich. In summary,of the harvest was at normal richness for Yquem.
83 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
Recorked in 1994. A good year in Sauternes and a good vintage for Yquem to judge from this pure and clean wine with its lovely dried apricot character. Also shows a spiritslike aroma, some oxidation and a bitter finish that burns a bit.
Vintage Wine 1914
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Yquem (d')
Country France
Château informations
Yquem (d')

Yquem (d\')

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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