Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2000

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Tasting Notes :The history of Yquem (like its wine) keeps a mystery even today. If the vineyard has been existing for a long time, the present castle is rather quite recent (the oldest parts date from the 15th century). In 1993, four hundred years old were celebrated at Château Yquem. It was on the 8th of December 1593 when Jacques de Sauvage acquired in tenure simple by an agreement of exchange of estates "la maison appelée Yquem...", a Crown's property at that time. In the genealogy of Lur Saluces, there are three branches to be considered : the "Lur", the "Saluces", the "Sauvage". The archives of the Domain allow us to get back in the family's history until 990. The "Lur" originate from Franconie (Fruin de Lur lived in Limousin in 990, while the "Saluces" branch comes from the Marquisate of Saluzzo in the Piedmont).

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External Reviews for Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Fully mature with a burnished feel to the wax verbena dried orange peel and roasted almond notes. Picks up a flash of walnut on the still-rich finish. Drink now. 1 665 cases made. Wine Spectator.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Yquem, Chateau d' 750ml


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Winery notes- Beautiful golden-yellow colour. Concentrated very attractive bouquet of ripe fruit stewed fruit and vanilla biscuits. Round very sweet and well-balanced on the palate. Plenty of volume and a suave quality marvellously underpinned by acidity. The fruity spicy mentholated nuances are accompanied by a really beautiful smooth elegant texture. While this vintage had low yields the quality perfectly reflects the drastic selection made during picking and blending


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/09/2012

Fully mature, with a burnished feel to the wax, verbena, dried orange peel and roasted almond notes. Picks up a flash of walnut on the still-rich finish. Drink now. 1,665 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Chateau dYquem 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/08/2011

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Chateau dYquem 750ml


External Review
02/16/2008

Still an infant this offers up intense notes of ripe orchard fruits. Peach, apricot, and plum are all rimmed with classic smoky notes from barrel ageing and the gentle spice of botrytis. In the mouth this is big yet airy with true mouthfilling weight but is a touch diffuse on the midpalate and finishes a bit short. This needs time to integrate and will remain a truly hedonistic vintage.



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Tasting Notes :The history of Yquem (like its wine) keeps a mystery even today. If the vineyard has been existing for a long time, the present castle is rather quite recent (the oldest parts date from the 15th century). In 1993, four hundred years old were celebrated at Château Yquem. It was on the 8th of December 1593 when Jacques de Sauvage acquired in tenure simple by an agreement of exchange of estates "la maison appelée Yquem...", a Crown's property at that time. In the genealogy of Lur Saluces, there are three branches to be considered : the "Lur", the "Saluces", the "Sauvage". The archives of the Domain allow us to get back in the family's history until 990. The "Lur" originate from Franconie (Fruin de Lur lived in Limousin in 990, while the "Saluces" branch comes from the Marquisate of Saluzzo in the Piedmont).

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