$376.00 per bottle
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"The 1981 is certainly an outstanding Yquem. Light golden, with a moderately intense bouquet of spicy, vanillin oak, fresh melons, and tropical fruit, this full-bodied Yquem has average acidity and a plump, viscous, somewhat precocious feel on the palate. Remarkably long and clean in the finish."Robert Parker
|90||The 1981 is certainly an outstanding Yquem, but it will not be considered one of this property's greatest efforts. Light golden, with a moderately intense bouquet of spicy, vanillin oak, fresh melons, and tropical fruit, this full-bodied Yquem has average acidity and a plump, viscous, somewhat precocious feel on the palate. Remarkably long and clean in the finish.|
Provenance - a cold European cellar.
|Type||Liquoreux / Sweet White|
|Classification||Premier Cru Supérieur / 1st Growth Superior|
|Grape Varieties||80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon|
|Average Age of Vines|
|Soil||Flat pebbles and coarse gravel with clay subsoil|
|Winemaking||Handpicked over 5-6 periods spread over 6 weeks. Grapes pressed 3-4 times firstly in pneumatic press followed by vertical press. Barrel fermentation for 2-6 weeks. Wine from grapes picked on the same day are initially aged seperately for 6-8 months prior to blend and ageing.|
|Ageing||36 months in 100% new barrels.|
‘A persuasive case can be made that Yquem is Bordeaux's single greatest wine.'
‘There is something very special, and indeed very consistent about Yquem. It is by quite some way the richest, most concentrated, most intense wine of its kind.' Clive Coates, Master of Wine
www.chateau-yquem.fr - superb website with good information on the 1981 vintage
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