2019 Yquem d'Yquem Bordeaux Sauternes France Still wine

2019 Yquem


97Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

Yields were low in 2019, down by just over 30% – making this exceptional wine all the rarer. A wet spring made for a difficult start to the season, but the summer was long and dry, with rain – and therefore botrytis – slow to arrive in the autumn. The team had to hold out until 7th October, harvesting everything in one week before rain arrived. The blend is 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc – a record-high percentage at the estate, making for a particularly aromatic and instantly appealing Yquem. Every swirl of the glass reveals a new layer of complexity – with notes of mango, citrus pith, tinned apricots, fresh hay, lychee, lemon meringue pie, acacia honey and chamomile shifting in and out of focus. Beneath the richness of fruit, there’s a mineral precision holding things together. The palate is laden with apricot compote drizzled with honey, with a marmalade lift, a pithy freshness and demerara sweetness. It’s viscous and weighty, with 138g/l residual sugar, but the vibrant, lime-edged piercing acidity makes it feel light and moreish. A wine that will age effortlessly for 40 years and more.

FINE+RARE  (February 2022)

6x37.5cl-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£770.00
Mags-0 Immediate | 13 Marketplace£499.00
6L-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£2,096.00
12L-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£4,290.00
15L-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£5,365.00
9L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£3,143.00
Hlvs-0 Immediate | 12 Marketplace£130.00
6x75cl-0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace£1,496.00
24x37.5cl-0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace£3,069.00
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