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Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2003

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2003

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0,375 l  -  14.00% by vol.
Chateau d'Yquem
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Discovering Chateau d'Yquem stats with the bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, it is marked by fruit (apricot, mandarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanila and toasty aromas). Older vintages, on the other hand, have extraordinarily complex fragrance as soon as the bottle is opened. The bouquet is amazingly suble, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamom, saffron, and liquorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc). The first impression of Chateau d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate". This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always mantains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). A touch of bitterness can also contribute to the overall harmony. Chateau d'Yquem aftertaste is legendary, and it tells another story, which lasts and lasts...
The bouquet is amazingly suble, with hints of dried fruit (dried apricot, prune, stewed fruit, and marmalade), spice (cinnamom, saffron, and liquorice), and even flowers (linden blossom, etc).
The first impression of Chateau d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. It then fills out, "coating the palate". This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always mantains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness). A touch of bitterness can also contribute to the overall harmony.
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1997 1999 2002

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Serving temperature:
10 - 12°C.
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Over 25 years
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Name Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2003
Wine type White sweet from grapes with noble rot sweet semi-aromatic
Classification AOC Sauternes Premier Grand Cru Classè
Year 2003
Format 0,375 l Small
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Grapes 20% Sauvignon, 80% Semillon
History The only one Premier Grand Cru Sauternes from the 1855.
Vineyards location Sauternes
Climate The region has an oceanic climate tempered by its distance from the Atlantic.
Composition of the land Layers of clay, sand, and gravel are piled atop one another like plates of varying size amd thickness. The topography consists of gentle slopes, called croupes in French.
Yield x hectare 9 hl/ha
Harvest Grapes have been harvested the same way at Chateau d'Yquem for centuries. At vintage time, the chateau's work force increases by 140 piclers, divided into four groups. The scour the entire vineyard for grapes that are both botrytised and have attained maximum concentration. Harvesting at Yquem calls for picking in several waves.
Production technique As soon as they are picked, the grapes are quickly trasported to the cellar, where they are pressed several times. This is essential to extract highly-concentrated juice. Different lots of grape must are blended every evening and then put into new barrels.
Vinification Alcolic fermentation naturally come to a halt after 3-4 week, leaving about 125 g/l of residual sugar.
Aging After the fermentation the wine is ready to go undergo a very long period of barrel ageing, during which gentle oxidation takes place via the pores in the oak, releasing wonderful aromas and flavours. The wine is racked every three months throughout this process. Racking consists of separating the wine from the lees at the bottom of the barrel. The wine finishes ageing in barrel and is bottled in the fourh spring after the vintage.
Alcohol 14.00% by volume
On sale Price Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes Premier Grand Cru 2003 € 273.28  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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Wine Advocate
95/100 
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Wine Spectator
98/100 
2003
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97/100 
2003
Hachette
 
1996
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