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

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    IntroChâteau d'Yquem  is a Premier Cru Supérieur (Fr: "Superior First Growth") wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type. Yquem's success stems largely from the site's susceptibility to attack by "noble rot"

    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

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