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Château d'Yquem 2008

Bordeaux - Sauternes - 1er Cru Supérieur - Château d'Yquem

1st Grand Cru Classé Superior in 1855

$408.54
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Sémillon 75
Sauvignon Blanc 25% of the total
Château d'Yquem

Château d'Yquem

What Domaine more famous throughout the world to evoke the great sweet wines of the Sauternes vineyard than Château of Yquem?

A name associated with a myth whose reputation has undoubtedly crossed borders. It was in 1593 that Jacques Sauvage was granted "tenure rights", and a few years later began the construction of Château. Françoise-JosépHine de Sauvage d'Yquem married Count Louis Amédée de Lur-Saluces in 1785. At the death of the latter, she will gradually raise the Domaine to the top of the hierarchy of great wines of Sauternes.

During the classification of Bordeaux wines formalized in 1855 at the request of Napoléon III for the Paris World's Fair, Yquem's Château would be the only Domaine to obtain the distinction of Premier Cru Superior.

A page will turn for Yquem Château when it is acquired in 1999 by the LVMH group. Pierre Lurton has been its Chairman and CEO since 2004. The Château d'Yquem has long adopted the philosophy of producing a great wine only if nature has allowed it, in other words if the vintage has been up to La Tâche thus conducive to giving a botrytized grape of quality.

Yquem's Château rests on the highest point of the Sauternes appellation,... See more ...

Description Château d'Yquem 2008.

A vintage with a capricious climate, alternating heat and cold, including a frost in April which just allowed to lighten the load of grapes in Yquem.

A cold and dry period followed in September, inducing a slow maturation of the Semillon grapes which revealed an undeniable aromatic purity; a happy alchemy which resulted in a subtle alliance of richness and rare vivacity.

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