Château D'Yquem 2008

Château d'Yquem (Sauternes)

RP96WS94JR18

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Château d'Yquem elaborates this Château D'Yquem 2008 (£234.03), a sweet wine from Sauternes that is based on the best of sauvignon blanc and sémillon of 2008 and has an alcohol content of 14%. The Château D'Yquem 2008 is the ideal sweet to combine with foie and honey desserts. Drinks&Co users rate this sweet wine with 4 out of 5 points while wine experts grade it as follows: robert parker: 96 and wine spectator: 94.

Technical sheet · Château D'Yquem

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2008 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP96WS94JR18
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Pairing: StartersDessertsPâté or foie grasHoney dessertsFoie
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%

Description · Château d'Yquem

Château D'Yquem 2008 (Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)

A straw-colored gold to a dark amber, depending on age. Marked fruit, apricot, tangerine, tropical fruit occasionally, oak, vanilla and toasted aromas. Honey, hazelnuts and quince. Very complex. Rich and creamy, feel nuts, dried apricot, plum jam, spices, cinnamon, saffron and liquorice, flowers sometimes. Generally a combination of fruit and acidity with notes of tangerine jam. Sometimes a bitter touch that contributes to harmony. Long and mythical endless.

Pairing: The spectacular nature of this wine makes it perfect to take alone, but has a high potential as it allows us to be used with food pairings and contrasts with fat mouthfeel. Ideal with foie, jams and desserts finest pastries.

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Highlighted review about Château D'Yquem 2008

Posted on at 04.22

4/5

Château D'Yquem 2008

Brand: CASTLE YQUEM | Classification: Sauternes 1er Cru Ranked | Country: France | Bordeaux | Type: White Wines | Vintage: 2008 | Volume: 75cl | Appellation Sauternes AOC | Sauternes 1er Cru Ranked | School Alcohol: 13. 5% / Vol. | Sale prohibited to minors. Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation

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Posted on at 07.47

4 /5

Chateau D'Yquem 2008

The best of the meal was this wine. It was a surprise for my best friend.
Deep red cherry colour. A tender berry smell. Powerful flavour.

Posted on at 05.33

3 /5

It's masterful

Posted on at 07.30

4 /5

Chateau D'Yquem 2008

It has a slightly smokey flavour, very light wine.
Now's the perfect time to open this bottle of .

Posted on at 21.04

4 /5

Y de Yquem 2008

Voluptuous in the mouth.
This  is nice, I enjoyed it.

Posted on at 06.16

4 /5

Château d'Yquem 2008 is excellent

Posted on at 15.05

4 /5

Château d'Yquem 2008

The Chateau D'Yquem, is located in the Bordeaux vineyards. It is a great vineyard of 113 hectares where the vine consists of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon. The field does not use its entire area, because every year the winemakers snapped 2-3 hectares of old vines and leave fallow for a year and then replanted. The new vines planted and are not operated within 5 years. The Chateau d'Yquem produced there, is a sweet wine. It is also the only Sauternes Premier Cru which is ranked higher, his fame far beyond the French borders.

Posted on at 06.00

4 /5

Château d'Yquem 2008

Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2008 - Premier Grand Cru Classé

Posted on at 16.12

4 /5

Château d'Yquem 2008

Unavoidable, exceptional, there Yquem and others.
Frédéric Dard described the chateau d'Yquem "light drinking." There Yquem and others. Worldwide connupour finesse and aromas, the Chateau d'Yquem is assembled Semillon and Sauvignon. The result of all the attention perpetuated throughout the year is a Sauterne unrivaled and eternal. It is expensive but exceptional.

Posted on at 04.43

4 /5

Chateau D'Yquem 2008

He is a legend, and for many the best wine in the world. Like all great wine is the result of a series of natural cirmcunstancias faborables, and above all, a very special and meticulous preparation.
The property is extensive, is situated on a hill where the castle which gives its name, 104 hectares planted with 80% Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc in the remaining 20% ​​is also lifted. Every year approximately 3 acres of old vines are started, with the dual purpose of rest the ground and left room for new plantings.
The terrain consists of a surface layer of sandy and gravelly clay resting on a deep limestone, and is drawn with great care by a system installed in 1880.
At harvest time, a great team of people working for 6 or 8 weeks as grain harvest grain is done, only overripe, repeating this process up to 11 times in a single strain.
Inside the magic of this wine, Lur-Saluces family has never done explanations winemaking operations. A very low yield per vine (which can be of 9-10Hl/Ha) attached to a raising of more than three and a half years in new oak barrels.
Pairing: The spectacular nature of this wine makes it perfect to take alone, but has a high potential as it allows us to be used with food pairings and contrasts with fat mouthfeel. Ideal with foie, jams and desserts finest pastries.

Posted on at 04.55

4 /5

Château d'Yquem 2008

Château d'Yquem, 1er Cru Sup., Vintage 2008 in 75 cl, Sweet White wine from Bordeaux in Sauternes
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Reviews about other vintages

Reviews about Château D'Yquem 2006

Anonymous
Anonymous

4/5

Superior!
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

Reviews about Château D'Yquem 2003

Anonymous
Anonymous

4/5



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

Reviews about Château D'Yquem 2002

Xtrawine UK
Xtrawine UK

4/5

Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2002
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...

Reviews about Château D'Yquem 2001

Antonio Fernandez
Antonio Fernandez

5/5

Château D'Yquem Blanc 2001
The best white wine in the world, probably the best vintage that still can be found, save practically eternal. What more could you ask for?

Reviews about Château D'Yquem 2000

Antonio Fernandez
Antonio Fernandez

4/5

Château d'Yquem 2000 creo que no tiene 100 puntos parker
2001 The 100 points but if you think you do not have this vintage

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