"Yquem’s greatness and uniqueness are certainly a result of a number of factors.
"First, it has a perfect location that is said to have its own microclimate. Second, the Lur Saluces family installed an elaborate drainage system with over 60 miles of pipes. Third, there is a fanatical obsession at Yquem to produce only the finest wines regardless of financial loss or trouble.
"It is this last factor that is the biggest reason why Yquem is so superior to its neighbours."
— Robert Parker
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling (98)
The length to this is exceptional with an intensity yet subtlety. Full and medium sweet with bright and exciting acidity. It's all in balance here. Crème brûlée, pineapple, and papaya. Lasts so long on finish. It's so fabulous now. It will age forever but it's already a joy to taste, even drink.
|Grape Varieties||Semillon, Sauvignon blanc|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||Fermentation in 100% new oak barrels|
|Elevage||42 months' ageing in the same barrels|