Sauternes 1937

Château d'Yquem Sauternes 1937

Sauternes 1937

Re-corked at Château d'Yquem in 1991.
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TYPE: Sweet & Fortified Wines
PRODUCER: Château Yquem
VINTAGE: 1937
COUNTRY: France
REGION: Bordeaux, Sauternes
CLASSIFICATION: Grand Cru Classé 1855, Premier Cru Supérieur
VOLUME: 0.75 L
FILL LEVEL: VTS
LABEL CONDITION: GL
PACKAGING: Loose
POINTS: 96 by Robert Parker
TASTING NOTES: Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1937 Chateau d’Yquem was made in a year when there was a severe drought in Sauternes, though the crop was harvested between September 21 and November 3, the heart of the crop was picked during a warm dry spell between October 1-21. It is a legendary wine, but on this occasion it was easily surpassed. Having said that, winemaker Sandrine Garbay mentioned that this was not the best bottle and that on its day it can rank alongside the 1945. On any other day, this would have been the wine of the tasting. It has a deep mahogany color. The nose gently unfurls in the glass with scents of orange rind, mandarin, honeysuckle and melted candle wax. The palate is linear and correct on the entry and certainly gives notice of an immensely powerful Yquem, even if this bottle does not possess the delineation and tension of the 1945. This particular bottle might suggest that the 1937 is past its lofty peak, although there is enough here to suggest that the next might deliver nirvana.

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Château Yquem

About Château Yquem

Château d'Yquem, nestled in the illustrious Sauternes region of Bordeaux, stands as a paragon of excellence in the world of sweet white wines. With a lineage that spans centuries, the estate has become synonymous with unparalleled quality and the mastery of crafting elixirs from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes affected by noble rot.

Under the ownership of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), Château d'Yquem's extensive vineyard holdings in Sauternes are a testament to the estate's commitment to producing wines of extraordinary character. The meticulous grape selection process, involving multiple passes to pick only those grapes touched by noble rot, is integral to the creation of wines that are a symphony of sweetness, complexity, and age-worthy finesse.

The winemaking at Château d'Yquem is an artistry that unfolds in the cellars, where gentle pressing and fermentation in new oak barrels give rise to wines of opulence. A prolonged aging period in barrels allows the wines to evolve, gaining richness and layers of flavor. The resulting elixirs, with flavors reminiscent of honey, apricot, tropical fruits, and the distinctive essence of noble rot, epitomize the Premier Cru Supérieur classification bestowed upon the estate in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855.

Château d'Yquem's wines are not merely sweet; they are a journey through time. The harmonious balance of sweetness and acidity renders them not only sumptuous in their youth but also capable of graceful aging for decades. Each vintage is a rarity, with limited production driven by the challenges and exacting standards of crafting wines of this caliber.

As the sole Premier Cru Supérieur in the 1855 Classification, Château d'Yquem stands as a symbol of excellence and rarity in the world of fine wines. Its opulent elixirs, celebrated for their luscious sweetness and enduring quality, continue to captivate the palates of collectors and connoisseurs, making Château d'Yquem an enduring icon in the realm of wine.

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