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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Chateau d'Yquem Y 2005
Chateau d'Yquem Y 2005
(search item no. 102692)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $329.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is pale, golden yellow with lovely, brilliant highlights.

On agitation, the intense bouquet, featuring white peaches, lindin blossom, and boxwood, reveals toasty and mineral overtones. The aromas develop on aeration in the glass, while retaining all their initial intensity, making this an unusually complex wine.

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About Chateau d'Yquem:

In 1993, Château d'Yquem celebrated 400 years of ownership by the same family. In 1593, the Sauvage family bought this estate which came into the Lur Saluces patrimony when Francoise Joséphine de Sauvage married Count Louis Amédée de Lur Saluces in 1785. Marquis Bertrand de Lur Saluces was one of the 20th century's most important personalities in the world of wine.

Count Alexandre de Lur Saluces has followed in his Uncle Betrand's footsteps since 1968. Highly motivated to perfect this prestigious product while respecting tradition, he is determined to offer maximum quality. All those who love this inimitable wine, from Jefferson to Pamela Harriman, former U.S. Ambassador, by way of great Duke Constantine, have approved this philosophy from vintage to vintage.

Yquem is the result of painstaking efforts by everyone who works on the estate. However, nature is the major factor in making the most of the rare soil of Yquem.