Chateau d'Yquem 1er Grand Cru Classe Sauternes 2007 - 375ml
It takes one vine to produce one glass of Yquem. Probably one of the many reasons it's largely regarded as the finest sweet wine the world has to offer.
In the Sauvage family for over 4 centuries, a winery for 2 of them, Ch̢teau d'Yquem has distinguished itself as the pre-eminent maker of 1er Grand Cru Class̩ Sauternes. Many believe that the only Sauternes an Yquem may be judged against is another vintage of Yquem. Not only are the winemakers highly skilled and knowledgeable, since its inception in 1959, there have only been 33 vintage released. They're rabidly finicky. The lesson: if you can get your hands on any bottle of Chateau d'Yquem 1er Grand cru class̩ Sauternes, you should.
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Pale to medium gold-colored, the 2007 d'Yquem delivers powerful scents of tropical fruits—dried mangoes and pineapple paste—accented by acacia honey, toasted almonds and woodsmoke with hints of chalk dust, kettle corn and lime blossom. The palate reveals one of those vintages that shape-shifts into an apparently drier style than it is, largely thanks to its uber-racy backbone of freshness and layered mineral-inspired flavors, finishing with a regal, satin-textured savoriness. Difficult to resist now, this will be one of those Rip Van Winkle vintages that can be predicted to cellar not just for decades but for generations. For number crunchers: 14.2% alcohol, 137 grams per liter residual sugar, and total acidity is 3.7 grams per liter H2SO4. Aug 2019
|Varietal:||75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Aging:||42 months in new oak barrels|
|Region:||Sauternes, Bordeaux, France|