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Château d' Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 2016

Exotic fruitWine to sipICON-WINE
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14%

0.375L

Intensity

Considered the greatest sweet white wine in the world, the only premier cru supérieur classé in 1855, this legendary wine has a tremendous aftertaste. You are guaranteed some magical moments. More info

This marvellous wine unfurls peach, pineapple, coconut, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas, backed by hints of grilled toast, caramel and vanilla from new oak. With uncommon richness and concentration, Yquem’s wines have extraordinary aging potential. "Guitry once said that the silence that follows Mozart is still Mozart. I say that the moments that follow a sip of Yquem are still Yquem." (Frédéric Dard).

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Château d' Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 2016

The wine

This marvellous wine unfurls peach, pineapple, coconut, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas, backed by hints of grilled toast, caramel and vanilla from new oak. With uncommon richness and concentration, Yquem’s wines have extraordinary aging potential. "Guitry once said that the silence that follows Mozart is still Mozart. I say that the moments that follow a sip of Yquem are still Yquem." (Frédéric Dard).

About the Producer Château d'Yquem

Deemed the world's greatest white wine, Château d'Yquem is located on a small hill and benefits from an exceptional micro-climate and terroir. The vineyard encompasses no fewer than 150 plots of different soil, and is pampered throughout the year, with each individual vine undergoing an average of 50 different annual treatments. The selection process in Yquem is particularly stringent, with a local saying holding that a single vine makes a single glass of wine. Harvesting involves a minimum of four different passes (seven in 1997!) in order to ensure the grapes harvested have reached perfect maturity and have been affected by noble rot. Note that the estate also produces a dry white called Y d'Yquem from grapes that are free from noble rot.In some years, the entire harvest is de-classified (no Yquem production in 1910, 1915, 1930, 1951, 1952, 1964, 1972, 1974, 1992). The wine is aged for up to 42 months in new barrels. For more information, visit the Château d'Yquem website.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 half-bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 14 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Sauternes

Classification : Premier Cru Classé Supérieur

Owner : SC du Château d'Yquem

Vintage : 2016

Colour : dessert wine

Ageing potential : drink until 2066

Service temperature : 12°

Viticulture : organic More information....

Size (in ha) : 105 hectares

Volume : 100000 bottles

Intensity : dessert

Leading aroma : exotic fruit

Tasting occasion : wine to sip

Grape variety : Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
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