|Drinken bij||Foie gras, Coquilles Saint-Jacques met roomsaus, Kalfszwezerik met langoustines, dessert|
|Drinkjaren||2020 - 2070|
|Druivensoort(en)||sémillon (70%), sauvignon blanc (30%)|
Jancis Robinson MW 19 "Everything was very early, although they are always a week earlier at Yquem. Harvest started on 8 October with grapes slightly dried as well as botrytised. These grapes gave great freshness. They picked up until 28 October thanks to at least three botrytis infections. 15% passerillé grapes. TA 4.9 g/l (= 7.5 g/l expressed as tartaric) – a record. RS 135 g/l. Bright gold with a green note. Intense freshness on the nose. Fabulous nose of richness and freshness. The residual sugar is not high but the balance is great. Lime and pears and great richness and almost like a fruit juice, it’s so refreshing yet dense and sweet."
Tim Atkin MW 98 "The vintage at Yquem was the earliest since 1893, starting on the 3rd of September and continuing for another seven weeks. The result is one of the best ever wines from the château, combining exotic flavours of pineapple, tangerine and mango underpinned by a core of acidity and scented vanilla oak. Every bit as good as 2001, 2009 and 2014."
Chris Kissack (Winedoctor) 18.5-19.5 "Three pickings here, giving 25%, 25% and 50% of the crop respectively, unusual for the vintage. Residual sugar 134 g/l. Acidity 4.9 g/l. An absolutely gorgeous nose here, with a very pure, sorbet-like intensity to the fruit, yellow peaches, just a little touch of mango, swirled with a vanilla cream. Very tense, with suggestions here of real substance and polish. Captivating. The palate has a finessed start, an attractive cool and vibrant character, showing great balance and elegance, and then in the middle there is richness, controlled through, with seams of oranges and apricots, with a very impressive depth and a controlled, polished breadth. A wine of finesse and energy, but not over-the-top exuberance. Very convincing, such beautifully straight lines, with a elegant fruit-cream sense. So complete in style, long and poised too. Absolutely top class."
Informatie over het domein
|Omvang domein||103 ha|
|Eigenaar||Bernard Arnault (Groupe LVMH)|
|Dagelijkse leiding||Pierre Lurton|