1971 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1971

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1971 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM 1971

Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 5 bottles
829,00 € tax incl. 690,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
93 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(05-1999)
A celebrated vintage a beautiful wine. Thick, rich and dense, with banana, tropical, dried fig flavors. The texture is creamy and the balance is marvelous.Yquem vertical. Best after 2010. (PM)
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(09-1999)
The best vintage between 1967 and 1975. Richly coloured; berley sugar and caramel nose ; sweet and rich ; a glorious powerhouse of a wine with perfect counter-balancing acidity. Time in hand.
94 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
97 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(03-2014) Slightly deeper in color than the 1982 Yquem tasted alongside, it is blessed with a truly spellbinding nose that has such energy and frisson that you don’t know where to look. You can detect Mirabelle, ripe Satsumas, citrus peel and beeswax. The palate is vibrant, animated and simply electrifies the mouth upon entry. The 1971 has immense concentration, while the almost Tokaji Aszu-like finish is beautifully poised. This is simply an outstanding Yquem that shows absolutely no sign of reaching the end of its drinking plateau. Drink now-2040+.

Features
Vintage 1971
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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