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Château d'Yquem 2018

Premier Cru Supérieur de Sauternes

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Snel Overzicht

Het jaar 2018 had tropische trekken: was bovengemiddeld warm en nat. Maar toen het groeiseizoen droog eindigde liet de nobele rot lang op zich wachten. De oogst heeft zich uiteindelijk uitgestrekt over vele weken, met als zwaartepunt eind oktober. Lichtpuntje in deze rare tijd: Yquem is al jaren niet zo 'betaalbaar' geweest.
€ 350,00

nog slechts 3 beschikbaar

 
  • Wijnsoort: wit
  • Flesmaat: fles (75 cl)
  • Verpakking: kistje van 1 fles

Proefnotitie

Jane Anson, Decanter 10 november 2020: "An extremely impressive Yquem here. Deeply concentrated and silky in texture, with crème caramel and saffron, followed by bitter orange on the finish. Gourmet, powerful and concentrated, revealing as it opens in the glass the lime blossom and zest that pick things up, keeping things light and sculpted through the finish. There were five weeks without rain between the picking of the dry white Y and the main estate wine Yquem - so a full two months of harvest time. It meant a lot of patience and a small final yield, but one that was high in quality. Around 50% of the production goes into Yquem. 145g/l residual sugar and a pH of 3.95. Also tasted August 2020; same score. Drinking Window 2021 - 2034. 97/100"

Jane Anson, Decanter 27 augustus 2020: "Average temperatures 2.7°C over average, combined with 20% of the normal rainfall from mid August to the end of July made makes this a naturally rich, low-yielding vintage (40% less than average, not helped by a hail storm in July), with a gloriously gourmet 145g/ha residual sugar, and a pH level of 3.95. As ever with Yquem, patience was the key, taking in the grapes slowly but surely over 17 days harvest that extended well into October. The results in the glass are intense and glossy, full of satin-textured apricot and white peach flavours. There are exotic fruits of pineapple and mango but winemaker Sandrine Garbay has kept a focus on fresher flavours of lime zest and citrus that balance out the natural richness and concentration. Pretty closed right now, but there is power and balance here, an excellent Yquem. Drinking Window 2022 - 2050. 97/100"

Aanvullende Informatie

Drinken bij Foie gras, Coquilles Saint-Jacques met roomsaus, Kalfszwezerik met langoustines, dessert
Drinkjaren 2022 - 2050
Biologisch 2019: 50% biologisch; 2020: complete wijngaard in conversie
Druivensoort(en) sémillon (85%), sauvignon blanc (15%)

Informatie over het domein

Omvang domein 100 ha
Eigenaar Bernard Arnault
Dagelijkse leiding Pierre Lurton
Wijnmaker Sandrine Garbay
Adviseur Axel Marchal en Valerie Lavigne
Bolomey Wijnimport Amsterdam: Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Loire, Champagne, Elzas, Jura, Savoie, Languedoc, Roussillon