Chateau d'Yquem 2003 (Half Bottle)

190 JD
Chateau d`Yquem is often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world. 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 picked by the 150 highly skilled pickers and 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 is classified as a 1er Cru Classé supérieur. This marvelous wine unfurls peach, pineapple, coconut, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas, backed by hints of grilled toast, caramel and vanilla from new oak. With uncommon richness and concentration, Yquem’s wines have extraordinary aging potential.

Tasting Notes

It shines in the glass with an intense amber yellow color. Complex on the nose with refined aromas of dried apricot and candied fruit, enhanced by hints of honey, cinnamon, nougat and saffron. In the mouth it is velvety and dense, very persistent with aromas of citrus peel and honey, before the finish where it leaves an indelible memory of oriental spices.

Food Pairing

A mythical wine, therefore to be reserved for important ingredients. Perfect with foie gras escalope and blue cheeses. Finally, at the end of an important dinner as a meditation wine.

Country: Bordeaux - France


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