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Château d'Yquem 2016



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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%
The Château d'Yquem 2016 (£328.50) of Château d'Yquem: a sweet wine from Sauternes made of sauvignon blanc and sémillon of 2016 and presents an alcohol content of 13%. At Drinks&Co, this sweet wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 98+.

Description of Château d'Yquem 2016

Château d'Yquem 2016 (Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)


  • View: lemon yellow, golden reflections
  • Nose: complex, citrus, apricot, quince, honey, almond, flint and mineral.
  • Mouth: balanced, lively, fresh, unctuous and persistent heartburn.


VINEYARD: Château d'Yquem. Area of ​​100 hectares, clay soil and gravel surface.

GRAPES: Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc.

AGEING: Aged for 36 months in French oak barrels.

PREPARATION: once the botrytizadas grapes harvested, taken to the winery in one hour maximum. Crushed grapes 3 or 4 times, increasing the sugar content with each pressing. Fermentation in new barrels made from the eastern part of Central France, and lasts between 2 and 6 weeks, stopping naturally in all cases.

PAIRING: blue cheese, Gruyere cheese or cheddar, foie gras and quail.



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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 2016


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4 /5

Jag öppnade det för min bästa vän.
Den har en fin färg. En mycket lång eftersmak.
Perfekt för aptitretare och förrätter.
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Château d'Yquem Blanc 2016

4 /5

Tem uma cor muito intensa. Havia um sabor como de chocolate suave.
Creio que a melhor harmonização seria com carne.
Um vinho para beber em família.
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Château d'Yquem Blanc 2016

4 /5

Bestevennen til Sauternes.
Riktig type opak for Château d'Yquem. Smaken minnet meg kaffe.
Jeg drakk den til blekksprut og syns det var godt.
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Château d'Yquem Blanc 2016

Reviews of other vintages of Château d'Yquem 2016020020199701991


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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Xtrawine UK
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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Xtrawine UK
Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1997


A little disappointed.
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Ronald Dodd

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