Château d'Yquem 2016

Château d'Yquem (Sauternes)

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The Château d'Yquem 2016 (£326.25) of Château d'Yquem: a sweet wine from Sauternes with the best sauvignon blanc and sémillon grapes from the 2016 vintage and presents an alcohol content of 13%. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this sweet according to Drinks&Co users and has also robert parker: 98+.

Technical sheet · Château d'Yquem

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Sauternes (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château d'Yquem
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
50cl and 375ml
Score: RP98+
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%

Description · Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem 2016 (Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)

TASTING NOTES:

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

APPELLATION: Sauternes.

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.

TEMPERATURE: 9-12ºC

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%

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Lauren Scott

Posted on at 20.04

4 /5

Château d'Yquem Blanc 2016

It had a deep colour at first sight. Black plum compote flavours.
Good wine, even when taken alone.
I had it at some good friends house.

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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...

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