Château d'Yquem 1874
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Château d'Yquem 1874, re-corked at the Château in 1993.
Region Sauternes-Barsac
Bottling Château
Content 75cl

€ 14,995.00 14995.0 EUR € 14,995.00 VAT Included

€ 14,995.00 VAT Included

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    Château d'Yquem (French: [ʃɑto dikɛm]) is a Premier Cru Supérieur (Fr: "Superior First Growth") wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type. Yquem's success stems largely from the site's susceptibility to attack by "noble rot" (a particular kind of infestation by Botrytis cinerea). Wines from Château d'Yquem are characterised by their complexity, concentration and sweetness, which is balanced by relatively high acidity. With proper care, a bottle will keep for a century or more, and the fruity overtones will gradually fade and integrate with more complex secondary and tertiary flavor's. Since 1959, Château d'Yquem has also produced a dry white wine called Ygrec (Fr: the letter "Y"), made predominantly from Sauvignon blanc and a few lots of Sémillon. It was originally produced only in select years; since 2004 it has been produced every year.
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