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Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 1986

  • Exotic fruit
  • Meditation wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:Sweet
  • 14% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

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

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 high-shoulder
  • Label: 2 slightly marked label, 2 slightly worn label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Cru Classé Supérieur
  • Producer/Owner: SC du Château d'Yquem
  • More information....

Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras mi-cuit, Poissons en sauce blanche, Roquefort ou Fourme d'Ambert.

Peak: Drink until 2040

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    (...) Avec son nez époustouflant d'ananas, de noisette caramélisée et d'abricot mûr, il est irrésistible par sa concentration et semblerait ne pas connaître de limite pour ce qui est de l'ampleur et de la profondeur des ses arômes. Très corsé, puissant, mais impécable d'équilibre, le d'Yquem 1986 représente, exactement comme le 1983, un véritable tour de force en matière de vinnification. (...) Source: Robert Parker (4/91)

    Lot presentation
    Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur

    Cuvée presentation

    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).

    Information about domain 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: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 high-shoulder
    • Label: 2 slightly marked label, 2 slightly worn label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Classification: 1er Cru Classé Supérieur
    • Producer/Owner: SC du Château d'Yquem
    • Vintage: 1986
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: Drink until 2040
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Size (in ha): 105
    • Volume: 100000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Meditation wine
    • Grape variety: 80% Sémillon, 20% sauvignon

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    Château d'Yquem 1er Cru Classé Supérieur 1986

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