Chateau Yquem

Sauternes Protected Designation of Origin and Superior First Growth

The wines of Chateau Yquem

LVMH purchased Chateau Yquem in 1997 (prior to that year, it belonged to the Lur de Saluces family), it’s the only Premier Cru Superieur of Sauternes and Barsac listed in the classification of 1855. The estate did not produce any cuvee in 1910, 1915, 1930, 195119521964197219741992, and 2012. Located 45km from Bordeaux (left bank), next to Chateau Guiraud, Chateau Rieussec, Clos Haut Peyraguey, Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, and Chateau Raymond Lafon, the Yquem vineyard covers 100 hectares nestled on top of a sandy-clay terrace, composed of a thin layer of sand on a clay dome. Chateau Yquem is a legendary estate. Since the 19th century, it features 100km of buried pipes to drain rainwater. The 7,000 vine stocks/ha are about 35 years old and are grown according to the sustainable winegrowing principles. The vineyard is made of 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon.

The picture shows a grand cru bottle of Chateau Yquem wine from Bordeaux

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  • Yquem 1954
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : Top Shoulder
    Référence : 51372

    1954

    1 in stock

    1 440,00 € VAT-inc
    1 200,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 1982
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 92/100
    Wine Spectator : 88/100
    Level : Top Shoulder
    Référence : 53578

    1982

    3 in stock

    408,00 € VAT-inc
    340,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 1990
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 98/100
    Référence : 61739

    1990

    1 in stock

    384,00 € VAT-inc
    320,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 1990 -10% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 98/100
    Wine Spectator : 95/100
    Label : Damaged
    Référence : 60804

    1990

    11 in stock

    372,00 € VAT-inc 334,80 € VAT-inc
    279,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -10%
  • Yquem 1990 -5% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 98/100
    Wine Spectator : 95/100
    Label : Slightly Damaged
    Référence : 60805

    1990

    5 in stock

    372,00 € VAT-inc 353,40 € VAT-inc
    294,50 € VAT-ex / IB
    -5%
  • Yquem 1991
    New
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Revue du Vin de France : 18/20
    Note Revue des Vins de France : 18
    Référence : 62405

    1991

    1 in stock

    288,00 € VAT-inc
    240,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 1999 37.5cl
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 37.5
    Robert Parker WA : 92/100
    Référence : 57547

    1999

    6 in stock

    144,00 € VAT-inc
    120,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 2000
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 90/100
    Référence : 60802

    2000

    5 in stock

    420,00 € VAT-inc
    350,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 2000 -10% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 90/100
    Label : Damaged
    Référence : 60803

    2000

    5 in stock

    420,00 € VAT-inc 378,00 € VAT-inc
    315,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -10%
  • Yquem 2002
    New
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 93/100
    Référence : 62143

    2002

    4 in stock

    264,00 € VAT-inc
    220,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 2002 -5% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    New
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 93/100
    Label : Slightly Damaged
    Référence : 62144

    2002

    1 in stock

    264,00 € VAT-inc 250,80 € VAT-inc
    209,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -5%
  • Yquem 2002 37,5cl
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 37.5
    Robert Parker WA : 93/100
    Référence : 55196

    2002

    1 in stock

    144,00 € VAT-inc
    120,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 2003
    New
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 96/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 19/20
    Bettane et Desseauve : 19/20
    Note Revue des Vins de France : 19
    Référence : 62371

    2003

    2 in stock

    276,00 € VAT-inc
    230,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Yquem 2008
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Yquem
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 95/100
    Revue du Vin de France : 16.5/20
    Bettane et Desseauve : 19/20
    Note Revue des Vins de France : 16.5
    Référence : 61928

    2008

    1 in stock

    252,00 € VAT-inc
    210,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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The prestigious Chateau Yquem produces two White Bordeaux wines: Chateau Yquem Great Wine and a second wine called" Y d'Yquem". In its best years, Yquem's Great Wine is very opulent, mouth-filling, powerful, unctuous, and full-bodied. It displays orange marmalade, pineapple, apricot, peach, creme brulee, spices and coconut notes. It's got great length on the palate. It should be kept in the cellar for at least 15 years before being opened, but it's a wine that could age up to 100 years depending on the vintage. This Great Wine is luxuriously aged in new oak for 42 months. Yquem's second wine offers an aromatic palette of candied yellow fruit, quince, frangipane, mild spices, with a hint of mineral notes. This wine comes from the same plot than Yquem's first wine, but it was produced with non-botrytis grapes from 1959 to 1996. Since 1997, the grapes have been harvested once they are very ripe for the Sauvignon vines, and right before they turn into noble rot for the Semillon vines. This is a wine that should be cellared at least 10 years to express its full potential. Yquem's best vintages, with scores that are higher than 96/100, are: 2015201420132011201020092007200620052003200119971990198919881986198319761975196719591955194919471945, and 1937. Yquem got the perfect score of 100 from Parker in: 1811, 1847, 1921, 1945, 1975, 1976, 2001 et 2009. Chateau Yquem's reviews are outstanding. The estate got 3 stars in The RVF (French Wine Magazine’s) Guide Vert, and the prices are up to this legendary great wine, with an amazing ageing potential. As for wine and food pairing, Yquem's wines are perfect with Roquefort puff pastries, roast duck with honey and balsamic vinegar, lobster with mango sauce, duck breast with peaches, tajine with dried fruit, or a slice of blue cheese.

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