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Chateau d'Yquem

Chateau d'Yquem
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history of Yquem (like its wine) keeps a mystery even today. If vineyard has been existing for a long time, present castle is rath...er quite recent (oldest parts date from 15th century). In 1993, four hundred years old were celebrated at Chateau Yquem. It was on 8th of December 1593 when Jacques de Sauvage acquired in tenure simple by an agreement of exchange of estates la maison appelee Yquem..., a Crown's property at that time. In genealogy of Lur Saluces, there are three branches to be considered: Lur, Saluces, Sauvage. archives of Domain allow us to get back in family's history until 990. Lur originate from Franconie (Fruin de Lur lived in Limousin in 990, while Saluces branch comes from Marquisate of Saluzzo in Piedmont). Under Louis XVI, in 1785 exactly, domain of Yquem came into Lur-Saluces family by marriage of Fran?oise Josephine de Sauvage, Lady of Yquem, with Louis Amedee de Lur Saluces, colonel of Penthievre dragons (who was a godson of Louis XV and Lady Victoi James Suckling rating: 91. read more

Chateau d'Yquem
$275.00
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Rich, opulent concentrated and full-bodied. Medium gold with a honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, magnificent and uni...que. read more

Chateau d'Yquem
$219.00
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Wine Spectator rating: 99. Discovering Chateau d'Yquem starts with bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, i...t is marked by fruit (apricot, mandarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanilla and toasty aromas). Older vintages, on other hand, have an extraordinarily complex fragrance as soon as bottle is opened. bouquet is amazingly subtle, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamon, saffron, and licorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc.). first impression on palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, coating palate. This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always maintains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). read more

Chateau d'Yquem
$249.00
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 97. 2001 vintage of this wine was ranked #10 on Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2005 Lovely, brilliant, g...olden-yellow color. Concentrated nose of apricot compote, dried fruit, and figs with vanilla and floral (jasmine and acacia blossom) aromas. bouquet opens up after swirling in glass to reveal extremely fresh citrus zest overtones that emphasize wine's subtle refinement. 2005 Yquem starts out deliciously suave and caressing on palate, with perfect balance. fresh acidity and elegance complement wine's restrained power, giving it incredible class. There are strong flavors of gingerbread, orange nonette cakes and licorice followed by a gorgeous acid tang that underpins wine's beautiful, long aftertaste on a par with chateau's most illustrious vintages. tremendously varied and complex flavors all seem to vibrate on same wavelength, melting into a subtle whole. read more

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