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Château d'Yquem 1939

Château d'Yquem 1939
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£8,833 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle (75cl) |
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    Parker : 90 / 100
    J. Robinson : 19 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 1939 Château d'Yquem might well turn out to be the only Sauternes I will taste from this long forgotten vintage. Having said that, it's probably one-hundred times better than anything else. According to Michael Broadbent's Vintage Wine, it was harvested between September 30 and November 6 (and incidentally, awarded it four-stars). Lucid gold, it has a light chlorine-tinged bouquet with melted wax scents, simple but pure. The palate has a pleasing viscosity on the palate, almost Auslese-like in texture. There is not much botrytis here, but there is a pleasing Christmas cake, stewed fig and marmalade finish that is very satisfying. It is not the greatest Yquem I will ever try, but given the historical significance of this year, it is a privilege to encounter this wine and it is far better than I could have predicted.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    J. Robinson
    19

    R. Gabriel
    16

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    NM90

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château d'Yquem

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    1er cru Superieur

    Parker
    90

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

    Is promo
    No

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