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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

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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

Té un color molt agradable. Té un sabor bastant suau.
No venia de gust menjar amb aquest vi de bo que estava.
El prenem amb una altra parella.
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Château d'Yquem Blanc 1996

4 /5

De 1996 dronk ik het met collega's.
Deze is aangenaam op het oog. Het ruikt naar banaan. Een full-bodied wijn.
Om ervan tussen de maaltijden te genieten.
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Château D'Yquem Blanc 1996

4 /5

Na boca lembrava café com leite.
Para ser Sauternes, pareceu-me um pouco ácido.
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Château D'Yquem Blanc 1996

Reviews of other vintages of Château d'Yquem 1996020020199701991


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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Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2002


In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type. Yquem's success stems largely from the site's susceptibility to attack by "noble rot" (Botrytis cinerea).
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Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1997


A little disappointed.
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Ronald Dodd

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