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Château D'Yquem 2008

75cl

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2008 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Château d'Yquem elaborates this Château D'Yquem 2008 (£242.16), 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.

Description of Château D'Yquem 2008

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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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 2008

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4 /5

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.
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3 /5

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It's masterful

4 /5

It has a slightly smokey flavour, very light wine.
Now's the perfect time to open this bottle of .
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Chateau D'Yquem 2008

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Reviews of other vintages of Château D'Yquem 2008200620032002

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
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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
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Anonymous

4/5

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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