Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2016 375ml

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Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2016 375ml

$231.00 Sale Save
Size 375ml

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First Growth

75% Semillon
25% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Bordeaux


Château d'Yquem was almost English. During the Middle Ages, in fact, the estate belonged to the King of England, who was also Duke of Aquitaine at the time. In 1453, southwest France was once again brought under the dominion of the French crown by Charles VII and has stayed French ever since.


Soil: Smooth flat pebbles and coarse gravel with a clay subsoil. The estate covers 113 hectares of vines, and the vineyard production area spreads out over about 100 hectares, which take advantage of the warm, dry top soils with gravel. The clay soils below can build good water reserves. 


Grape growing at Château d'Yquem remains very traditional. Fertilizer is exclusively organic and used sparingly.


Unusually in Sauternes, fermentation at Yquem takes place in barrel to maintain maximum control over this most delicate and mysterious part of winemaking. Only new barrels are used each year. These are made with the finest stave oak from forests in the eastern part of central France. The alcohol content at Château d'Yquem varies from 12.5° to 14.5° according to the sugar content of the must. The wine is aged in barrels for 20 months (with 15 rackings and a light fining).


The nose reveals a complex and beautifully pure aromatic palette. Refreshing notes of white fruit and flowers give way to the delicious exotic fruit flavours reminiscent of mango, vanilla and beeswax.
On the palate, Château d'Yquem 2016 offers a pleasant mouthful of complex liquor, revealing delicious notes of exotic fruit, candied fruit and a hint of caramel. Brilliant in its purity and elegance, the texture on the palate retains the finesse that is the hallmark of Yquem, thanks to the beautiful acidity, vibrant energy, that stretches out to a linguering and utterly fresh finish.
A superb, complex and sophisticated Château d'Yquem Sauternes wine that promises to evolve beautifully over time.

Great with foie gras, perfect with oysters and other seafoods, or try it with simple white meat and poultry dishes.

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