Sauternes 2008

Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2008

Sauternes 2008

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TYPE: Sweet & Fortified Wines
PRODUCER: Château Yquem
VINTAGE: 2008
COUNTRY: France
REGION: Bordeaux, Sauternes
CLASSIFICATION: Grand Cru Classé 1855, Premier Cru Supérieur
VOLUME: 0.75 L
FILL LEVEL: Neck
LABEL CONDITION: GL
PACKAGING: OWC12 (When ordering all remaining bottles you may choose to have the OWC12 shipped to you. Please note additional shipping costs may apply.)
POINTS: 96 by Wine Advocate
TASTING NOTES: Tasted single blind against its peers. The Yquem 2008 is easy to spot in a blind line-up: it is (to quote Tina Turner) simply the best. It has a subtle, delicate but very pretty bouquet with fine definition and astounding minerality. The palate is beautifully poised, tense and tightly coiled on the entry and then it just explodes in the mouth with pure, unbridled, joyous botrytized fruit struck through with a silver thread of acidity. It displays exemplary tension and freshness, along with great persistency in the mouth. This is an outstanding Sauternes 2008 and another impressive Yquem. Tasted January 2012.

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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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