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Medium weight styles - Château D'YQUEM. Sauternes, Bordeaux (Half bottle)

1996 Château D'YQUEM, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Sauternes (Half)

Bin: 926
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Size of bottle: Half bottle
Area: The beautiful building of D'Yquem is easily visible in the southern part of Sauternes, just south east of Bordeaux
Grape Variety: Semillon (normally 80%) and Sauvignon Blanc, matured in new oak for 3 years
Producer: D'Yquem has long been recognised as the greatest Sauternes estate - having the unique ranking of Premier Cru Supérieur in the 1855 classification
Vintage: 1996 An outstanding year
Cellar Potential: 2007-2027, but in halves perhaps best to drink by 2017
Press Reviews: "Served at The Clove Club's Bordeaux lunch with roast foie gras, loquat, hazelnut and amaranth - a particularly successful combination. Deep orangey gold. Masses of botrytis exhibited on the rich nose full of pungent lanolin. The finish was fresh and clean and the sweetness, if on a scale of 1 to 10, would be about 7. Lots of weight and presence - really very majestic. No hurry whatsoever to drink this." Jancis Robinson, May 2015

£170.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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