1981 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1981

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1981 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM 1981

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
335,00 € tax incl. 279,17 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
310,00 € tax incl. 258,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
90 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(1-1998)
The 1981 is certainly an outstanding Yquem, but it will not be considered one of this property's greatest efforts. Light golden, with a moderately intense bouquet of spicy, vanillin oak, fresh melons, and tropical fruit, this full-bodied Yquem has average acidity and a plump, viscous, somewhat precocious feel on the palate. Remarkably long and clean in the finish, it will develop relatively rapidly.
91 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
Features
Vintage 1981
Rating 90-94
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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