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Château d'Yquem 2019

Château d'Yquem

2019
97
DECANTER

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£492.20

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Spec sheet

TypeNoble Rot wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production1,000 bottles

The wine

It's difficult to describe the experience you have on drinking just one small sip of Château d'Yquem. It's something you'll never forget and hard to explain, perhaps somewhat similar to enjoying one of those desserts so perfectly created by truly expert chefs, something that can only be achieved by having a deep understanding of the best raw materials. We could run out of adjectives and still not have expressed just how much excitement every sip of Yquem conveys.

What does this wine taste like?

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Lemony yellow / Golden glints
Bouquet
Complex / Citrus fruits / Apricot / Quince / Honey / Almond / Flint / Mineral
Mouth
Balanced / Lively acidity / Fresh / Unctuous / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 9ºC and 12ºC

Food pairing

Blue cheeses / Hard cheeses / Foie gras / Quail

Ratings and awards

201997 DC
201898 PK17.5 JR97 SK96 WS97 DC
201797-99 PK18.5 JR99 SK96 WS95 DC
201698+ PK18 JR99 SK94 WS
2015100 PK19.5 JR99 SK98 WS99 DC
201496-98 PK18 JR98 SK98 WS96 DC
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: SucklingWS: Wine spectatorDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling

Containing 135 grams per liter of residual sugar, the pale lemon-gold colored 2016 d'Yquem leaps from the glass with honeyed apricots, pineapple, green mango, crushed rocks, candied ginger, coriander seed and citrus peel with hints of orange blossom. The palate is very tightly wound, vibrant and refreshing with layer upon layer of minerals and spices, finishing with epic poise and persistence.

— Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29/03/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 98+ PARKER

Tasted blind. Pretty and floral with excellent balance. Racy and rich. Pacy and fun to drink! Peachy but nothing artificial. Savoury undertow.

— Jancis Robinson (21/01/2020)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2016 - 18 JANCIS ROBINSON

A very classic Yquem. Breathtakingly wide spectrum of floral honey, exotic fruit (passion fruit, mango and pineapple), caramel and marzipan aromas. But none of this is a jot too much. In fact, the wine is extremely precise and finely nuanced. Wonderful freshness and textural complexity, in spite of the considerable concentration and extravagance. Very suave and sensual finish that goes on and on. Drink or hold.

— James Suckling (03/12/2019)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2016 - 99 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

4.7/5
3 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Ageing period36 months
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Château d'Yquem

SoilClay / Gravel surface
ClimateAtlantic
YieldsVery low yields
Surface area100.00 hectares