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Château d'Yquem, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes, 2020

Specifications

Colour: Sweet
Producer: Château d'Yquem
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes
Grape Variety: Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Château d'Yquem, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes, 2020

6x75cl
£1,590.00
2 cases
Equiv. £265.00 per bottle
6x75cl
£1,590.00
7 cases
Equiv. £265.00 per bottle
1x1.5L
£530.00
1 case
Equiv. £530.00 per bottle
3x75cl
£795.00
1 case
Equiv. £265.00 per bottle
12x37.5cl
£1,590.00
5 cases
Equiv. £132.50 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Produced from 75% Sémillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc with 135 g/L of residual sugar and a pH of 3.79. The 2020 Yquem is supremely elegant, a taut, refined, effortless wine of length and poise. Initially this is quite an extrovert showing plenty of exotic fruits such as pineapple, mandarin and orange peel. It’s airy and graceful, yet there’s wonderful intensity and vitality on the palate. Although focussed and direct, we were impressed by the breadth to the flavours: hints of spice, brioche, marmalade, apricot and lemon zest. This wonderfully crystalline Yquem is already expressive and a joy to taste, however, we have no doubt this is a wine of real finesse and botrytis character, which will evolve and develop gracefully over many decades.

“The 2020 Château d'Yquem a blend of 75% Sémillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc. It has 135 grams per liter of residual sugar and a pH of 3.79. Pale lemon-gold colored, citrus and baking spice notes emerge slowly from the glass, rising to offer well-defined scents of candied ginger, orange blossoms, allspice, and almond tart, leading to a flamboyant core of peach cobbler, ripe, juicy pineapple, jasmine tea, and apple butter with a waft of saffron. The palate is full-bodied and characteristically rich, yet possesses impressive tension and therefore stunning harmony. Layers of exotic spices and fragrant white flower accents fill the palate, leading to a long finish with lingering chalk and mineral nuances. It’s a showy Yquem that is gregarious in youth but is reserving that extra something for those with the patience to wait twenty years or more.” Drink 2025-2055 97+ points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Independent

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