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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1996

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1996

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0,75 l  -  14.00% by vol.
Chateau d'Yquem
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96
HC
95
In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority and higher prices over all other wines of its type. Yquem's success stems largely from the site's susceptibility to attack by "noble rot" (Botrytis cinerea).
Brilliant yellow.
The nose as a fruity bouquet (apricot, fig and quince) with strong citrus overtones (grapefruit). The bouquet also has strong floral elements, which is rather unusual, as well as oak nuances (vanilla and toast).
Is very round and soft developing great balance and purity.
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1997

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€ 292.40
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How to serve
Serving temperature:
10 - 12°C.
Longevity:
15 - 25 years
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Name Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1996
Wine type White late harvest sweet sweet semi-aromatic
Classification AOC Sauternes
Year 1996
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Grapes 20% Chardonnay, 80% Semillon
Climate After a mild, wet winter, it was fairly dry in spring and early summer with above average, but not excessive temperatures. August was very stormy (twice the average rainfall), which helped buid up good reserves of water in the soil.
Yield x hectare 9 hl/ha
Harvest Harvesting is carefully timed, and on average six tries through the vineyard are undertaken each year to ensure that only the botrytized grapes are selected.
Aging The grapes are pressed three times and transferred to oak barrels for maturation over a period of about three years.
Alcohol 14.00% by volume
On sale Price Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 1996 € 292.40  With VAT
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Chateau d'Yquem

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Château d'Yquem is a Premier Grand Cru wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves. In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rat...
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Hachette
 
1996
Wine Advocate
95/100 
1996
xtraWine
96/100 
1996
Wine Spectator
96/100 
2002
Wine Spectator
96/100 
1997
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