Chateau d'Yquem 2013 - The new vintage of the world's most famous sweet wine

 
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The new vintage of the world's most famous sweet wine

Chateau d`Yquem is frequently described as the greatest sweet wine in the world. After centuries of family ownership, Yquem was finally sold in acrimonious circumstances to Louis Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy in 1999. However, its former owner and director Alexandre de Lur-Saluce remains in charge (hence the adjustment to the label). 

Yquem is located on the highest hill in Sauternes and enjoys the best growing conditions in the whole appellation. The 110-hectare vineyard is planted with 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Only fully botrytized fruit is hand-picked by the 150 highly skilled pickers over an extended period to ensure the grapes are at their optimum. Yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine. Yquem is fermented in oak barrels (100% new) and is left in barriques to mature for up to 36 months. Intensely opulent when young, Yquem develops an extraordinary complexity and exotic richness when fully mature, with the best vintages lasting for over 50 years. 

Château d'Yquem alone is classified as a 1er Cru Classé supérieur.

We are pleased to offer the new 2013 Chateau d'Yquem in three formats!

Chateau d'Yquem 2013
375ml $455.00
750ml $899.00
1500ml MAGNUM $1750.00

Yquem 2013 Label James Suckling: 
Bright aromas of sliced mango, papaya, botrytis, and lemon follow through to a full body, medium sweet and phenolic palate that gives the wine structure and beauty. Electric acidity and freshness yet an impressive energy and length. A severe selection was made. 40% of the production was destined to the grand vin. About 80,000 bottles made. This is 70% semillion and 30% sauvignon. Better in 2018. 98 Points

Wine Cellar Insider: 
I should be embarrassed, having tasted this wine everyday for close to a week. But it's so good, I kept going back for more. And who could blame me? It is everything a great sweet wine should be. Blazing acidity, fat, rich, ripe and over ripe pineapples, apricots, peaches, nuts and honey that does not quit, with a fresh quality amidst its layers of unctuous, honey drenched fruit. Made from a blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc, if you're a fan of sweet wines, this is clearly a glass of wine you need to taste and drink! 98 Points

To read more tasting notes and order the wine on our website click here.

Orders may also be placed by email to sales@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone to (03) 9326 5737. The wine is available now.
 
Cheers,
Darren

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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

Fax: (03) 9326 6744

 

www.grandmillesime.com.au

sales@grandmillesime.com.au

 
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