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Château d’Yquem 2018

The latest vintage of the world’s most famous sweet wine

“An excellent Yquem”

97 Points – Jane Anson, Decanter

The latest release of the world’s most famous sweet wine, Château d’Yquem, is now available.

The yields are always tiny here, but in 2018 the property made 40% less than normal. The team sacrificed valuable quantity to preserve quality in the face of a more difficult vintage.

The resulting wine is glorious. As luscious as ever, yet with outstanding freshness in both acidity and flavour, this is another extraordinary Yquem.

It’s also the first vintage to see a reduction in price since the château left the en primeur system (after the 2010 vintage).

2018 Yquem Yquem Bordeaux Sauternes France Still wine

2018 Yquem

Yquem

flagBordeaux / France
White
12x75cl-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£2,673.00
3x75cl-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£667.00
6x37.5cl-0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace£684.00
6L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£1,871.00
6x75cl-0 Immediate | 68 Marketplace£1,337.00
Bts-0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace£224.00
Hlvs-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£117.00
Mags-0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace£446.00
3L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£914.00
6xMags-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£2,673.00

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“Average temperatures 2.7°C over average, combined with 20% of the normal rainfall from mid August to the end of July made makes this a naturally rich, low-yielding vintage (40% less than average, not helped by a hail storm in July), with a gloriously gourmet 145g/ha residual sugar, and a pH level of 3.95. As ever with Yquem, patience was the key, taking in the grapes slowly but surely over 17 days harvest that extended well into October. The results in the glass are intense and glossy, full of satin-textured apricot and white peach flavours. There are exotic fruits of pineapple and mango but winemaker Sandrine Garbay has kept a focus on fresher flavours of lime zest and citrus that balance out the natural richness and concentration. Pretty closed right now, but there is power and balance here, an excellent Yquem. Drink 2022-2050."

97 Points – Jane Anson, Decanter

2019 "Y" d'Yquem Yquem Bordeaux  France Still wine

2019 "Y" d'Yquem

Yquem

flagBordeaux / France
White
3x75cl-0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace£282.00
12x75cl-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£1,126.00
6xMags-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£1,126.00
Mags-0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace£189.00

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