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Chateau d Yquem

Chateau d Yquem Half Bottle 2015

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Description

Château d' Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 2015 Half Bottle

Grapes: 75% Sémillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc. Hand picked. Aged in French oak. Botrytis affected dessert wine.

Château d'Yquem is considered by many to be Bordeaux’s single greatest wine and it is the only wine in France to hold the Premier Cru Superieur (Great First Growth) designation. The uncompromising pursuit of quality is what sets this sweet white wine apart – a standard meticulously maintained throughout the estate’s history.

"Following a very long harvest stretching nearly two months, the 2015 Château d'Yquem came in at 13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, sporting a pH of 3.65 and six grams per liter of tartaric acid. None of these numbers, however, even remotely begin to tell you how profound this wine is. The nose opens with electric notes of ripe pineapples, green mango, orange blossoms and lemon tart with hints of fungi, lime zest, crushed rocks and jasmine. The freshness on the palate is just astonishing, permeating and lifting layer upon layer of tropical fruits and earthy notions, all encased in a sumptuous texture and culminating in a very, very long, mineral-tinged finish. Truly, this is a legendary vintage for d'Yquem. I've been conservative with my drinking window here, and I would not be at all surprised if our descendants are drinking this vintage well into the next century."

A perfect score of 100/100 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WINE ADVOCATE, 2018

"Utter joy. Marmalade, vanilla, mixed spice, cream, butter. Unctuous without excess. Finely tuned with impossibly good balance."

19.5/20 points, Richard Hemming MW, JANCISROBINSON.COM, February 2020

A wine drinking experience everyone should have at some point in their life!

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Additional Details

SKU:
BO84HW15
Size:
37.5Cl
ABV:
14%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Ready to drink but will improve in good storage
Bottled:
Winery
Appellation:
Sauternes
Vintage:
2015
Primary Grape/Blend:
Bordeaux Blanc Blend
Influence of Oak:
High
Country:
France
Case Deals:
Available

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