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Château d'Yquem

Château d’Yquem was the only wine in the Sauternes/Barsac area to receive a First Growth distinction in the original and still highly influential 1855 Bordeaux classification. The region has been famous for many centuries for its sweet white wines, now considered dessert wines, and Château d’Yquem has always been the undisputed king of Sauternes. The estate also makes a dry white Bordeaux called Ygrec “Y,” which receives excellent reviews despite being far less well known than the famous dessert wine made at the estate. Château d’Yquem sits on a small hill and has an ideal terroir and perfect microclimate. According to local lore the 19th century proprietors of Château d’Yquem were the first French winemakers to recognize the value of so-called “noble rot,” which is a benevolent form of botrytis bunch rot, a fungal attack on the vines and grapes. Château d’Yquem includes 254.2 acres of vineyards planted to 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon. On average the vines are 30 years old and about 110,000 bottles are produced each year. The distinguished winemaker and estate director Pierre Lurton is President and CEO. Lurton is also Managing Director of Cheval-Blanc.

1967 Château d'Yquem

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  100   
MB  *****   
RP  96   
WA  93   
JR  18.5   

1967 Château d'Yquem

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  100   
MB  *****   
RP  96   
WA  93   
JR  18.5   

1975 Château d'Yquem

375ml

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

MB  *****   
RP  99   
WS  95   

1990 Château d'Yquem

1.5ltr

RP  99   
WS  95   
ST  94   
JR  18   
2 available
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1993 Château d'Yquem

375ml

Label condition issue

3 available
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1993 Château d'Yquem

375ml

Heavy label condition issue; vintage verified by capsule

2015 Château d'Yquem

WA  100   
JS  99   
WS  98   

2019 Château d'Yquem

VN  95+    
JR  17   

2019 Château d'Yquem

Light label condition issue

VN  95+    
JR  17   

1990 Château d'Yquem

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Case condition issue

RP  99   
WS  95   
ST  94   
JR  18   

2009 Château d'Yquem

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

See item details for bottle notes; Light case condition issue

WA  100   
WS  98   
JS  98   
VN  97-100   
JR  19+