Château d’Yquem, probably one of the best wines in the world

2010 Bourdeaux white wine in a perfect blend of Semillon and Sauvignon blanc grapes

The color is golden straw Towards dark amber , depending on age . In nose marked fruit, apricot , tangerine , occasionally tropical fruit , oak , vanilla and toasted aromas. Honey, hazelnuts and quince . Very complex  palate rich and unctuous, perceived nuts and dry , dehydrated apricot, plum jam , spices , cinnamon , saffron and liquorice , and even flowers.

A combination of fruit and acidity with notes of tangerine jam . Long and mythical, endless .

The perfect marriage is Foie gras, oysters , strong cheeses or spicy flavor desserts.

In Yquem a vineyard is not vintage . In Yquem a strain is not vintage . Not even a cluster is harvested . Only the grapes, one by one, that have been attacked by botrytis and considered suitable for the production of the wine are harvested . It is therefore quite make up to 10 more ‘ past ‘ or ( ‘ tries ‘ in French) , by the vineyard over a month or more. End yields are of about 7 to 8 hl / ha . It is therefore famous the phrase used to explain their performance : “In Yquem , a strain produces a glass of wine.”

The Sauvage d’Eyquem family is linked to the property-a large mansion developed and expanded for a long time-since 1593, since the late eighteenth century come into play Lur Saluces the Château de Fargues, when she married Count Louis-Amédée de Lur Saluces with Françoise-Joséphine de Sauvage. Lur Saluces The family has continued as owner of the Château until recently. The control of the company, after years of struggles and courts, well documented by the pink part (or yellow …) of the wine press, it is now in the hands of the luxury goods group LVMH (Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton;  controlled by Bernard Arnault and owner of other prestigious wineries such as Krug, Moet-Chandon, Cloudy Bay or Cheval Blanc,) which owns 64.2% of shares after years of battle with Alexandre de Lur Saluces, selling his family their stakes in the warehouse to the group without it was aware and had an option to buy rather than sell off the family, disputes over real property, and so on. In the end, Lur Saluces surrendered, he sold its shares (only 7%) to Arnault, and was director of the château.

Bordeaux 1998
Château d’Yquem (Sauternes)

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