yquem d 1944

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

Info Reconditioned bottle

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
1 740,00 € tax incl. 1 450,00 € tax excl.

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
1 740,00 € tax incl. 1 450,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(09-1998) Amber gold, orange-tinged, vivid apple-green rim; lovely 'honeyed bouquet', 'lanolin', 'orange blossom' repeated; very attractive flavour, good length, dry fragrant finish.

Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(7-2012) Yet again proving that Yquem is virtually indestructible. I have described the wine as white but actually it was almost black - treacle dark brown anyway. It had quite enough acidity to counterbalance the sweetness but it was difficult to discern botrytis effects all these years later. Rich but certainly not the richest Yquem vintage with a decidedly brûlée character.

Vintage Wine 1944
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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