Chateau d'Yquem

  • Wednesday 15 July 2009

Address:
Château d'Yquem
33210 Sauternes
France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 98 07 07

Website: www.chateau-yquem.fr

Email: info@chateau-yquem.fr

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Sauternes, 1er Cru Supérieur, 100ha, variable soil, much clay

Vineyards: Sémillon 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%

History:

During the reign of Louis XIV, the de Sauvage family (they had been long-term tenants, and built the existing château) became owners of Yquem. In 1785 Françoise Josephine de Sauvage d'Yquem married Count Louis Amédée de Lur Saluces - soon to be victim of a fatal horse-riding accident which set his widow on a long and remarkably successful period of management. Yquem prospered greatly and remained in Lur Saluces hands until 1999 when LVMH acquired a major holding - appointing present manager Pierre Lurton in 2004. D'Yquem is and always has been a sublime wine, fully deserving its ranking above all other Sauternes châteaux.

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Tasting notes:

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