Château d'Yquem Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2008

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Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, what few people realize is that they also make tiny amounts of a dry white called Y (pronounced Ee-grec in French) in vintages when conditions permit. A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from the same vineyards used in d'Yquem's famous sweet wine. Since its first vintage in 1959, it has only been produced 24 times. Not only is Y among the greatest dry white wines in France when it is young, it also has outstanding aging potential, gradually developing a multi-faceted elegance.

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Chateau d'Yquem:
Nestled in the southeasy of Bordeaux, Château d’Yquem is the world’s most sought after dessert wine – the benchmark by which all other dessert wines are judged.

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

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

Coming in with 139 degrees residual sugar and a pH of 4.75, this is an Yquem that is unequivocally top of the pile in 2008. A light straw color with green tints in the glass. The bouquet is just wonderful, very perfumed with aromas of apricot, acacia... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau d'Yquem 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Beautiful lemon cream, chamomile and fried pineapple notes, with a refreshing, almost floral edge running along as well. Creamy coconut and green plum notes fill in on the finish, which has admirable length. A restrained, lighter style, with lovely p... Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau dYquem 750ml


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

In 1593, the Sauvage family acquired Château d'Yquem, which came into the Lur Saluces family when Francoise Joséphine de Sauvage married Count Louis Amédée de Lur Saluces in 1785. Count Alexandre de Lur Saluces perpetuated his family's tradition as manager of Château d'Yquem for more than 35 years. His efforts were guided by a single philosophy: an uncompromising approach to the highest quality, vintage after vintage. Thanks to his determination, this great wine's reputation reached new heights. All famous wine lovers, from Jefferson to Tognini, by way of Grand Duke Constantine of Russia, confirmed Yquem's greatness as the years went on. In May 2004, L.V.M.H. / Louis Vuitton - Moët Hennessy, main shareholders of Château d'Yquem since 1999, asked Pierre Lurton to take over management of the estate. Member of a famous Bordeaux wine family, this passionate winemaker and viticulturalist, who is also in charge of Château Cheval Blanc in Saint-Emilion and Cheval des Andes in Argentina, has all the necessary qualities to maintain Yquem's legendary reputation with a respect for tradition and an openness to modernity.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


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

Beautiful lemon cream chamomile and fried pineapple notes with a refreshing almost floral edge running along as well. Creamy coconut and green plum notes fill in on the finish which has admirable length. A restrained lighter style with lovely precision. Drink now through 2035. 10 000 cases made. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/29/2011

Barrel sample. Impressively balanced, with the fruit rich, intense with a golden glow. The acidity is as important as the freshness, giving a delicious lift to the core of dry, concentrated botrytis. Obviously a great wine for long-term aging in a gr... Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau d'Yquem 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2012

Barrel sample. Impressively balanced, with the fruit rich, intense with a golden glow. The acidity is as important as the freshness, giving a delicious lift to the core of dry, concentrated botrytis. Obviously a great wine for long-term aging in a gr... Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Chateau dYquem 3000ml


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Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, what few people realize is that they also make tiny amounts of a dry white called Y (pronounced Ee-grec in French) in vintages when conditions permit. A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from the same vineyards used in d'Yquem's famous sweet wine. Since its first vintage in 1959, it has only been produced 24 times. Not only is Y among the greatest dry white wines in France when it is young, it also has outstanding aging potential, gradually developing a multi-faceted elegance.

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