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Château Yquem - 2007

Sauternes - 1er grand cru classé

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SKU: 7977

Fr. 427.57 (Fr. 397.00 Excl. Tax)
x6
Cotation
Parker : 98+/100
Varietal(s)
80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon
Degree
13.5°
Origin
France - Bordeaux
Type
White wine
Producer
Château d'Yquem
Maturity
2019-2080
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl
Also available in 2016 , 2017

Details

Having entered into legend for several centuries, the Château Yquem made its remarkable appearance at the court of the King of England in the 15th century. In 1593, a notable family of the region, the Sauvages, were entrusted with the tenure of the estate. They established a long tradition of late harvesting, built the present Château, planted plot after plot, thus constituting the 113 hectares of vineyard. Under Louis XIV, the Sauvage family became the owners and in 1785, Françoise Joséphine de Sauvage d'Yquem married Louis Amédée de Lur-Saluces. After 3 years of marriage, the latter, now Countess, became a widow and managed the property alone and, despite the vagaries of the French Revolution which made her an outlaw, made it prosper. In 1826, she had a winery built - still very rare at the time - making the Château a company ahead of its time and bringing it to the forefront of the international scene. It was also she who introduced the method of harvesting by successive sorting.

His work and talent were rewarded posthumously in 1855, when Château Yquem was classified as the only Premier Cru Supérieur of the Sauternes region, then under the direction of his grandson, Romain-Bertrand de Lur-Saluces. Throughout the end of the 19th century, the estate was sought after by all the great restaurants. Unfortunately, this prosperous period will end with the invasion of Phylloxera and the Great War of 14-18. Bertrand de Lur-Saluces, the descendant, an officer, transformed the property into a military hospital. He will be at the head of Château Yquem for more than 50 years! Even during the crisis of the 1930s, he fought to keep the property intact in the family, then was enlisted during the Second World War. On his return, he brought the wines of Yquem to the top once again by managing the estate until his death in 1968. It was he who was involved in the AOC Sauternes appellation and the beginning of bottling at the Château. In 1975, after three disastrous years for the production of Yquem, his nephew, Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, succeeded in getting the property out of this bad patch. In the 80s, new technologies were invested and even more demands were made on the work. In 1997, Bernard Arnault bought the property for the LVMH group, henceforth promulgating the legend, the panache and the magic of Château Yquem wines.

Wine is the meeting of an exceptional terroir and an extraordinary climate. The soils are made up of pebbles that store heat during the day and release it at night, and lower layers of clay that provide water reserves. Underground springs have also been discovered. Over the years (since the 19th century), about a hundred kilometres of drains have been buried in order to perfectly regulate the humidity of the soil (the magic of Botrytis is a perfect balance: too much water, the concentration is no longer there, not enough, the mould stops). The particular grape varieties are Sauvignon (75%) and Sémillon. The vineyard manager and his team take great care and attention to each vine plant, letting the new vines grow for 5 years before being cultivated. Situated 45 km from Bordeaux, Château Yquem is the centre of the appellation, the only Premier Cru Supérieur among the other Sauternes Premiers and Second Growths. The vines are not treated with any external input except compost and they are not chemically weeded.

Harvesting methods have been unchanging for two centuries. Five to six selections are made during six weeks. Fermentation takes place directly in new French oak barrels. Maturing takes place during 42 months during which the coarsest deposits are removed. A strict yield policy at the Château limits production to one glass of wine per vine and its rarity also contributes to its prestige.

The dress is exceptional, of brilliant gold. The nose, more discreet when a little young, opulent, unctuous, fat and powerful with the years, is marked by the fruity aromas of mandarin, exotic fruits, and apricot. This is followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and saffron, as well as floral notes with delicate lime blossom. On the palate, vanilla, peach, crème brûlée sometimes and notes of coconut in some years offer a silky sensation and an extraordinary persistence on the palate. The finish brings a touch of bitterness and acidity which allows a perfect harmony. Roquefort cheese, lobster with mango sauce, duck with honey, duck breast with peaches or finally a tagine, associated with a Château Yquem will give a meal a festive and prestigious look.

Cotation
Parker : 98+/100
Varietal(s)
80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon
Degree
13.5°
Origin
France - Bordeaux
Type
White wine
Producer
Château d'Yquem
Maturity
2019-2080
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl

Customer Reviews

Review by Yves Beck
Rating
100%
Château d’ Yquem 2015
Dégusté le 05.12.2017 par Yves Beck
75% Sémillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Jaune doré. Bouquet intense, complexe. Pâte d’amande, d’ananas, zeste de mandarine, safran, miel. Notes de lard grillé, fumées. Quelle symbiose entre la fraîcheur, l’opulence, les épices, le fruit. Noisettes. Attaque intense, crémeuse, racée, fruitée. En bouche le vin est puissant, gras, doté d’une structure qui porte l’ensemble tout le long du palais et qui est finalisée par une délicate amertume. Caractère long, persistant, complexe. Enorme. Gourmandise, délicatesse, grandeur, finesse, sourires, larmes de bonheur! Quelle tempête subtile! Avec un tel vin on peut faire sauter le verrou de n’importe quelle échelle de notation, ce que je n’ai pas hésité à faire dans ce cas particulier. 2030-2150 101/100
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Review by Hansheinrich
Rating
100%
Die prompte Lieferung für einen Kunden, der nicht regelmässig kauft war einmalig. Weiter so.
Review by Ueli
Rating
100%
Sehr gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis!
Review by A.J.C.
Rating
100%
Das Produkt macht optisch einen perfekten Eindruck, da ich es zur Lagerung vorgesehen habe, kann ich über Nase und Gaumen keine Aussagen machen.
Review by Manuel
Rating
100%
Noch nicht geöffnet. Optisch gibt es nichts zu beanstanden und der Preis ist im Vergleich zu anderen Händlern sehr gut.
Review by matthieu910
Rating
100%
Tout d'abord, je tiens à préciser que ce yquem 1993 fut ma première expérience avec yquem et je n'ai donc pas de point de comparaison. À l'ouverture j'ai eu une petite frayeur... le bouchon sentait vraiment fort, mais heureusement le vin ne s'en est pas trouvé affecté. Je l'ai délicatement carafé 1heure avant de le déguster. Au verre, un nez surprenant, nous avions l'impression de sentir de la cyanolite.... ! (Odeur qui a persisté tout au long de la dégustation). Mais en bouche... La magie a opéré! Un vin onctueux, une puissance en bouche remarquable, un mélange de saveur très complexe de fruits entre le coing et l'abricot avec des notes de pain grillé/toasté et une finale soutenue porté sur du miel vanillé... Bref un grand moment même pour une bouteille dite moyenne/bonne. Je dirais pour conclure que en effet... goûter yquem reste une expérience unique...!
Review by hdhdndb
Rating
100%
Sans aucun doute le meilleur vin jamais cree!
Review by hdhdndb
Rating
100%
Sans aucun doute le meilleur vin jamais créé!
Review by Thomas
Rating
100%
Ein wahrhaft festlicher Wein
Review by Yves Beck
Rating
100%
Château d‘ Yquem 2015
Verkostet am 05.12.2017 von Yves Beck
75% Sémillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Goldgelb. Ausladendes und vielschichtiges Bouquet: Marzipan, Ananas, Mandarinenschalen, Honig und Safran. Dazu treten Düfte von geräuchertem Speck. Welch eine Symbiose zwischen Frische, Dichte, Gewürzen und Früchten. Es entwickeln sich weitere Düfte, z.B. von Haselnüssen. Der Auftakt ist gewaltig intensiv, cremig, rassig und fruchtig! Am Gaumen ist der Wein kräftig, dicht und mit einer Struktur versehen, die alle Komponente dem Gaumen entlang trägt bis zum Gaumenende, wo sie von einer delikaten Bitternis empfangen werden. Anhaltender, unendlich langer Abgang. Eine wahre Delikatesse, groß, fein… das kann nur ein breites Lächeln und Freudentränen auslösen. Ein subtiler Sturm! Mit solch einem Wein kann man das Limit jeder Bewertungsskala sprengen. Das hab ich auch gemacht! 2030-2150 101/100
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