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Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur  2001 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur  2001 - Lot of 1 Bottle Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur  2001 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 2001

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.

  • €575
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Lot Description: Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 2001

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very marked label, 1 slightly bin-soiled label, 1 label covered with film
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Cru Classé Supérieur
  • Producer/Owner: SC du Château d'Yquem
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Color: Sweet
  • Grape variety: 80% Sémillon, 20% sauvignon
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2100
  • Service temperature (in °C): 12

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 105
  • Volume: 100000 bottles
  • Intensity : Dessert wine
  • Dominant aroma : Exotic fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic 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).

    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.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

100/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
100/100Wine Spectator
20/20Bettane & Desseauve
19/20Jancis Robinson
92/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature12°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2100

Tasting notes - Extract
"While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity." R. Parker (04/2005)