Château d'Yquem’s reputation has been built up over the last 400 years, culminating in 1855 when it was raised to the rank of Premier Cru Classé Supérieur in the official classification ordered by Napoleon III for the Universal Exhibition in Paris. The only name to have reached this level, Yquem is undoubtedly one of the legends of fine wines.
Château d'Yquem has a hundred hectares under production, planted with 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc. The Ciron River, a tributary of the Garonne is essential in the production of Sauternes wines and provides an exceptional micro-climate for the vines of the estate. Indeed, it is thanks to this micro-climate that the morning fogs develop in autumn, just before the harvest, leading to the appearance of the noble rot, Botrytis Cinerea. In addition to the characteristics of both the terroir and the climate, Château d'Yquem's reputation also owes a great deal to its know-how and its high standards. With a drastically limited yield, Château d'Yquem produces Sauternes wines whose rarity adds to its prestige.
Assembled in Millésima's bicentennial cellars, in the heart of Bordeaux, this first edition "Les Nuances de Millésima" case brings together three Château d’Yquem vintages: 2005, 2007 and 2013.
The "Les Nuances de Millésima" case is available in a 3-bottle set (1 bottle of each vintage) and a 6-bottle set (2 bottles of each vintage).
Château d'Yquem 2005
The colour is brilliant.
Combining intense fruity (figs, dried fruit, apricot compote) and vanilla fragrances with floral notes (jasmine, acacia flower). On aeration, tasty and refreshing zesty notes are revealed.
The precise and suave attack gives way to a mouth with a silky touch and perfect balance. The palate is long and fresh with aromas of orange nonettes, liquorice and gingerbread.
Château d'Yquem 2007
Brilliant, the colour is a deep golden colour with a hint of amber.
Intense, the nose displays the precision and aromatic purity that is the hallmark of the Château d'Yquem style. The bouquet is very subtle, opening with concentrated notes of candied fruit. Then comes the gourmet notes of honey followed by spices and quince.
Energetic, the palate is precise, delicate, full and concentrated. An example of harmony, the balance between the sweetness, acidity and the wine’s alcohol, the fullness worthy of a fine Sauternes wine. The palate persists, stretching to a remarkably pure finish. A dazzling Château d'Yquem in an exceptional vintage.
Château d'Yquem 2013
Brilliant, the colour is a beautiful golden yellow, backed by a beautiful shine.
Enchanting, precise and of great purity, this wine reveals fragrances of fresh mango, dried lime blossom and candied ginger. The botrytis cinerea is brilliant. With agitation, notes of ginger and black tea mingle together, backed by a beautiful minerality.
The attack is delicious and chiselled. A seducing and gourmet palate with aromas of white pepper, marmalade, fresh pineapple and fresh hazelnut. The finish of this fine Sauternes wine is beautifully persistent. A precise, clean and complete wine. Château d'Yquem in all its glory.