Château d'Yquem 1996


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Château d'Yquem is one of the greatest wines of Bordeaux. It is the only Superior Sauternes qualified first believed. It is considered the best sweet wine that is. The Château is listed as a historic monument since 2003 The farm is now the confidant of Bernard Arnault addressed. Pierre Lurton. It is for the government to ensure the most prestigious producer of sweet wines.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 1996 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Chardonnay, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2030

Description of Château d'Yquem 1996

Château d'Yquem 1996 (Chardonnay, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)

TASTING of Château d'Yquem 1996:

  • View: yellow dress, golden
  • Nose: dried fruit flavors, raisins but also citrus and lime
  • Palate: Round, sweet, citrus, vanilla, fruit pulp

NAME: Sauternes

VINEYARD: Château d'Yquem

GRAPES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

AGING: 3 years in oak barrels

PREPARATION: fermentation in new oak barrels

PAIRING: Desserts and foie gras


ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem

Within a few things may be international wine critics agree so as to qualify for the prestigious Château d'Yquem in a separate category. Who does not know the Chateau d'Yquem? Probably, and with the Domaine de la Romanee Conti, the world's most prestigious winery, and a tradition of several centuries.

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Reviews of Château d'Yquem 1996


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4 /5

The pleasure derived from tasting of Yquem is a difficult feeling to express. Yquem is harmony in the complexity of flavors and aromas, a harmony that evolves, whose constituents are based to give birth to other balances, new harmonies over time. The impression left by tasting remember the quote from Frederic Dard 'silence following Mozart is still Mozart. " After tasting, the Yquem household now that is still Yquem. It is also a nice phrase to describe a wine that has a very long finish: they say he made the peacock's tail.
It is always difficult to accurately describe the perceptions experienced during the tasting of a wine. The sight, smell, taste and touch are asked almost simultaneously. We can name the scents and aromas of the wine of Yquem, seeking to define its complexity, but never really managing to describe the essence, to pierce the mystery.
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4 /5

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An amazing product

4 /5

It is not easy to find in a supermarket.
The had a very deep color. Stays a quite a few time in the mouth.
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Château D'Yquem Blanc 1996

Reviews of other vintages of Château d'Yquem 1996200620032002


Noble, Yquem is the unique Premier Cru Supérieur of Bordeaux.
The robe is gold colour, this wine is silky. The bouquet is saffron. On the palate, it is sweety. Yquem is more than "superior".

It is distinguished, and rich.
Bordeaux could not exist without Yquem.
2006 had an excellent crop.
Climate is good and soils are different and rich.

TA: 14°

Limited to 12 bottles by customer..Drink or keep: As long as you can resist...Delicious with: At a magical time
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Our bottles come directly from Château d'Yquem

We had the great chance to taste this superbe wine en primeur at the château at the end of April. And we discovered an Yquem 2003 showing an induspitable superiority on all of the botrytised sweet white wines... even though 2003 is incredible for all of the Sauternes appellation.
Yquem is the perfect balance between all the elements that make a wine THE wine for eternity.Drink or keep: EternalDelicious with: Foie gras
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Discovering Chateau d'Yquem stats with the bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, it is marked by fruit (apricot, mandarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanila and toasty aromas). Older vintages, on the other hand, have extraordinarily complex fragrance as soon as the bottle is opened. The bouquet is amazingly suble, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamom, saffron, and liquorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc).
The first impression of Chateau d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate". This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always mantains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). A touch of bitterness can also contribute to the overall harmony. Chateau d'Yquem aftertaste is legendary, and it tells another story, which lasts and lasts...
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