Château d'Yquem Sauternes 2013
Ref : 472500
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 490.70 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2030
- Service temperature 8°
Our food and wine pairings
- Foie gras
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Straw-yellow colour with golden glints, limpid and brilliant, thick tears. Nose still young and rather closed, with hints of acacia honey, white flowers and fresh quince. Greedy and unctuous attack, on honey and quince paste, full, fat and tense. Nice balance! A fruity and spicy finish, with a touch of corner and white pepper, beautifully enveloped, full and powerful. Still young, already long and persistent. To wait 10 years for its optimum.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
One of the château d’Yquem’s owner, le Marquis Lur-Salus, came back too late from a trip abroad to harvest and discovered rots on his grapes. He decided to pursue the vinification and found out that Botrytis cinerea could create tremendous sweet wines. This 1er Grand Cru Classé would thus have been the first to discover how to make sweet wines.
Domain and appellation
The Château d’Yquem was praised by many public figures throughout its existence. Its most significant recognition remains its entry in the 1855 prestigious Bordeaux classification. The Château would also have been the first to discover the potential of “noble rots” to produce sweet wines. From the vineyard to the vat room and cellar, much attention is given to the viticulture and vinification to let the terroir speak for itself, all while maintaining a compliance to high-end quality standards.
- Terroir: The vast domain of 113 hectares benefits from the unique region’s microclimate. Its soils’ diversity gives this grand vin a distinct character with fine and complex aromas.
- Viticulture: The domain’s savoir-faire combined to the wealth of its terroir and environmental-friendly practices contribute to make this Sauternes the most prestigious one.
- Vinification: The 6 to 8 months fermentation in french oak barrels is followed by a long ageing process of 24 months during which only the best samples will make the cut.
Grapes Sauvignon, Sémillon
- Sauvignon : 20%
- Sémillon : 80%