CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1947
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Expert's opinions

97 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Tasted almost exactly a year after my previous encounter, this 1947 Château d'Yquem replicated the performance back then. It revealed that burnished amber color, then the glorious, intense and rich bouquet with dried honey, quince and mandarin, that hint of red fruit in the background tracing the birth year back to this hot postwar summer. The palate unctuous, almost heavy in the mouth, the acidity retaining sufficient freshness and poise with a powerful, quite spicy finish that feels extraordinarily long in the mouth. To repeat my earlier sentiment, whilst the 1947 is not up there with the greatest Yquem such as the 1929, 1945 or 2001, it occupies the tier below...and that's good enough for me.
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97 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent September - 1998
Michael Broadbent
First tasted in 1954:::: 'incomparable, luscious', and 14 times since. Never a poor bottle. Perfect, glowing amber-gold with apple-green rim; bouquet -well, the usual thing only more so, yet totally harmonious; still remarkably sweet, mouthfilling with a singed hot-vintage character.
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97 / 100
Wine Spectator May - 1999
Wine Spectator
A refined Yquem blending wonderful finesse and terrific power. From a very good and famous vintage, this '47 is rich, ripe and sweet, yet more elegant than the '45. Offers caramel and tropical notes, racy botrytis-spiked acidity and a long, clean finish.--Yquem vertical. Drink now through 2050.
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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
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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