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Château d'Yquem (375ml) 2009

$999.00 per bottle

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"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.

"It is this last factor that is the biggest reason why Yquem is so superior to its neighbours."

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"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.

"It is this last factor that is the biggest reason why Yquem is so superior to its neighbours."

— Robert Parker

James Suckling
James Suckling
98 The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It's all in balance here. Crème brûlée, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It's so fabulous now. It will age forever but it's already a joy to taste, even drink.
Name Château d'Yquem
Vintage 2009
Type Liquoreux / Sweet Wine
Appellation Sauternes
Classification 1er Cru Classé (1st growth)
Grape Varieties Semillon; Sauvignon Blanc
Format 375ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 110,000 bottles
Soil
Winemaking Fermentation in 100% new oak barrels
Ageing 42 months' ageing in the same barrels
Website http://yquem.fr/
Food Pairings Fruit Dessert; Blue Cheese; Cow Cheese
Occasions Anniversary; Apéritif; Celebrations
When to Drink Enjoy over the Next 20 Years