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Chateau D'Yquem | White | 2003 | 375Ml | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.7

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Intro: Château d'Issan is a castle and winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The winery is under the proprietorship of Emmanuel Cruse, of the Cruse family.


Winery
: Château d'Yquem

Region: Bordeaux | Sauternes (Left Bank)

Grapes: 80% sémillon, 20% sauvignon

Aging: French Oak Barrels

Tasting Notes: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 96 Points: “The average June temperature for 2003 was the warmest ever recorded at Yquem since they installed their first weather station in 1896. And things were only just starting to heat up. This notoriously hot vintage nonetheless produced some very pleasant Bordeaux surprises, Yquem being one. As readers can guess, obtaining the necessary sugar levels was not the problem this year. If it was a question of sugar alone, berries could well have been harvested in August. But come September, the wait was on for the botrytis. Fortunately, a little rain beginning on the 5th of September kick-started proceedings, and with the help of continued warm temperatures, the noble rot took off like a rocket! After this, frenetic harvesting and strict selection ensued. Harvest was over in a record nine days, resulting in a super rich, concentrated and full botrytized expression that beautifully does justice to both the vintage and to Yquem.” (LPB) Aug 2016

Rating: JS 98, WS 97, RP 96, 4.7 v

ABV: 14%  Serving Temp: 10-12 °C  Pairing: Grilled Octopus, Seafood, Chicken Rice,   Mediterranean dishes, Grilled fish, Cold Cuts