Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2002

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 88845
  • WS96
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WE98
  • RP97
  • WS94
  • 1983
  • WS98
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Winemaker's Notes

Chateau d'Yquem is one of the most highly-regarded dessert wines in the world. In the famous 1855 classification of Bordeaux, Château d'Yquem was the only domaine to be accorded the rank of Premier Cru Supérieur. Produced from painstakingly handpicked grapes and severe selection in the winery, only 1 glass of wine per vine is produced at d'Yquem.

Blend: 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

Color: Medium gold

Aroma: Honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, magnificent and unique

Palate: Rich, opulent, concentrated and full-bodied

Learn About Chateau d'Yquem Map ItMap It

In 1993, Chateau 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 Josephine de Sauvage married Count Louis Amedee 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...

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Learn About Sauternes and Barsac

(saw-TURN & BAR-sak) Liquid Gold The regions of Sauternes & Barsac are both located southeast of Graves, almost directly south of St-Émilion, and hug the Garonne River as it curves. Both areas are dedicated to producing sweet, white wines. The rains, the mists, the humidity and the climate, all help foster the necessary mold that leads to the unfortified, but lusciously sweet wines...

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Learn About Other Dessert

Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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