Château d'Yquem 2020
Château d'Yquem 2020
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider maart 2023 – "On the fresh, bright vibrant, racy side of the style range with a focus on its complex core of honeysuckle, dried oranges, apricots, lemon curd, saffron, marzipan, pineapple, vanilla, and just the right drizzle of honey to top everything off. It is cut, and defined, with length, purity, lift, and ample acidities giving lift, length, and vibrancy, as well as richness, balance, and complexity. I love this style of d'Yquem because it works as a sweet wine that can be enjoyed either on its own or with a myriad of savory courses. So, if you cannot keep your hands off it, enjoy it on the young side for all its luscious, sweet, ripe, overripe, racy fruits, or age it for decades as it gains secondary nuances." 98/100
Georgina Hindle, Decanter maart 2023 – "A masterclass in purity and delicacy for this 2020 vintage which manages to convey the beauty and allure of Yquem in a toned down, subtle and beguiling way. Aromas of white blossom and honeysuckle, gently caramelised Mirabelle plums and fresh apricots with flecks of clementine and grapefruit pith abound on the nose - richly scented in their individual aspects but delivered quietly, almost sultry and shy. Immediately mouthfilling and unctuous, streamlined and fresh with a sugary hit hitting first before mouthwatering acidity follows giving sumptuous succulence and vibrancy. Apricot, peach, fleshy mango and sharp pineapple give the exotic fruit zing balanced by a salty, flintiness that adds faint angles to the expression. Juicy, bright, clean and complete with hints of cinnamon spice and just-toasted bread providing the frame and structure reminding you that this is built to last. It's not as opulent as some vintages, much more understated and relaxed - and coincidentally one of the lowest in residual sugar at 135g/l - but this is a wonderful expression with control and confidence on show. It also has supreme drinkability even now with tension, clarity and energy so don't be afraid to open and enjoy this in its joyful youth. The 2020 is the smallest production since 2000 with an equivalent of 35,000 bottles made. All stock will be released for sale on 23rd March with only a small number of bottles kept back for the estate's library collection. 3.79pH. The vintage was challenging in terms of viticulture with tropical spring-like weather delivering early budburst and high mildew pressure, especially given it was the estate's first year of official organic conversion. June was wet and cool followed by a hot, dry summer. Botrytis arrived in mid-October but there was only a small window of five days and two separate passes to harvest grapes with perfect noble rot." 96/100
|Drinken bij||Foie gras, Coquilles Saint-Jacques met roomsaus, Kalfszwezerik met langoustines, dessert|
|Drinkjaren||2023 - 2063|
|Druivensoort(en)||sémillon (75%), sauvignon blanc (25%)|
|Biologisch||in conversie naar biologisch|
Over het domein
|Omvang domein||100 ha|
|Dagelijkse leiding||Pierre Lurton|
|Adviseur||Axel Marchal en Valerie Lavigne|
Levering en retouren
We bewaren onze wijnen onder de best mogelijke omstandigheden in onze opslag met meer dan 100 jaar oude wijnkelder. Van hieruit leveren wij aan restaurants en particulieren.
U kunt zelf een leverdatum kiezen. Orders op maandag t/m donderdag voor 15 uur: levering vanaf volgende dag. Is de levering in Amsterdam? Dan kan het vaak eerder dan wat de shop aangeeft. Neem even contact op.
Kosteloze verzending voor orders vanaf €175, anders bijdrage verzendkosten €8,50. Op afspraak ophalen kan ook. Voor retouren neemt u contact op.