1939 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1939

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100

Excellent

1939 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1939

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Stock : 0 bottle
1 319,00 € tax incl. 1 099,17 € tax excl.

Level Mid-shoulder

Label No label

Stock : 0 bottle
925,00 € tax incl. 770,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
19 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(8-2007)
This remarkably fresh, frisky bottle looked and smelt like dark caramel. What life and power! Very, very rich and sweet – just what Yquem alone seems to be able to do: deliver concentration, complexity, super-refreshment and particularly apt longevity.
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(9-1998)
Most recently, a resin-like overtone to its quite rich caramel and raisny character. Still sweet, fleshy.
Features
Vintage 1939
Rating 95-100
Classification Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Colour Sweet white wine
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
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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