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Chateau d Yquem

Chateau d'Yquem, the most famous Sauternes in the world, belonged to the Saluces family from 1785, until 1999, when the majority of the family decided to sell a majority stake to LMVH. Comte Alexandre Lur Saluces was in charge for 35 years, maintaining the quality of the wines. He finally stepped down in 2004, ending the family's hands on role at the property and was replaced by Pierre Lurton.

Wines from Chateau d Yquem

Producer: Chateau d Yquem
Wine: Chateau d'Yquem 1996
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac
Region: Bordeaux Country: France
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Tasting notes: Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot going on. Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060. 95 points RP
dotsPrice: £235.00  dotsSize: 75cl Colour/style: Sweet
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