Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

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95-100 / 100



Sauternes - 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 

Condition Good

Stock : 0 bottle
1 315,00 € tax incl. 1 095,83 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
1 250,00 € tax incl. 1 041,67 € tax excl.
Stock : 0 bottle
1 195,00 € tax incl. 995,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
95 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
(6-2000). Copper and green also. Intense. Net. Medium intensity. Discreet. Touche et de fine coffee note empyreumatique. Such. Costs. Net. But not ecstatic. Attack soft and melting, growing on a medium body but a very, very uniformity in the structure. All thoroughly with grace, a taste of apricot, butter, bread, lightly fried. Very long complex and subtle nutmeg returning with a nice frame. Large complex wine. .
20 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(6-2015) I see I have been lucky enough to taste this four times, three of them sublime. This was a lovely tawny, fox-reddish colour and was wonderfully creamy-textured with bitter orange flavours plus almonds/marzipan notes,  Great freshness and vibrancy. Wonderful richness. A great bottle of Yquem.

Vintage 1950
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 €
100/100 Yes
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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