yquem d 1929

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95-100 / 100


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Infos produit

Note from the chateau: A very dry year, becoming increasingly hot, scorching even in September with 14 days at +30°C; the harvest is easy and uninterrupted, the only risk is to see the degree reach peaks, we are approaching 26 degrees of potential alcohol. A monument of power, wealth and a deep amber color that sets it apart from afar.

Avis d'expert
97 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
(10-2018) Mahogany in color, the nose showed off its caramel, butterscotch, orange rind, cooked apricot, spice and cocoa dusted orange tinted, tropical fruit character with ease. The wine still had viscosity and sweetness. I am not sure this was a perfect bottle as the color seemed a bit too dark. I imagine a better stored bottle would be off the charts!
19 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(11-2021) Shaded dark reddish brown. According to Richard Olney, who wrote the famous monograph on Yquem, this wine was always mahogany coloured. So dense! Hambleton Hall's sommelier Dominique Baduel suggests it’s like liquorice. Sweet, almost coconut nose. Very big, sweet but with lots of acidity. Macerated plums and extraordinarily fresh. No sign of any oxidation. Very slightly chewy on the end.
5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(1998) Sheer perfection on all but one of several memorable occasions. To summarize, slight coulour variation though mostly a deep, rich amber, some a rose-tinted tawny...always sweet never seeming to dry out, its flavour being a concentration of peaches and cream, apricots,peeled sultanas, sometimes slightly chocolately, with great length and exquisite aftertaste.

97 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(05-1999) Recorked in 1994. Lacks a bit of harmony, but shows good ripeness and crème brûlée character along with some drying cedar notes. Also delivers intense spice, chocolate, mocha and dried apricot flavors.
Vintage Wine 1929
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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