These bottles have been re-corked in January 2013 by Pierre Montégut, the technical director of Château Suduiraut.
"Suduiraut is undeniably one of the great estates of Sauternes, and has been even more consistent as well as brilliant since its acquisition by AXA."
"Yquem’s greatness and uniqueness are certainly a result of a number of factors.
"First, it has a perfect location that is said to have its own microclimate. Second, the Lur Saluces family installed an elaborate drainage system with over 60 miles of pipes. Third, there is a fanatical obsession at Yquem to produce only the finest wines regardless of financial loss or trouble.