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Château d’Yquem 2019 vintage release alongside new initiative

So begins a new chapter for Château d'Yquem, with the launch of the 2019 vintage alongside a new initiative which will see this famous sweet wine available by the glass in top restaurants around the world. Andy Howard MW tastes the new vintage and reports.

On 22 March 2022, the 2019 vintage of Château d’Yquem will be released. This is a later launch than normal, following Pierre Lurton’s announcement last September that the new release would be held back in order to launch LMVH’s new ‘Lighthouse’ project.

At a tasting in London on 9 February 2022, cellarmaster Sandrine Garbay and LVMH’s sales and marketing director, Mathieu Jullien, introduced the new concept, the 2019 vintage, and a range of older vintages for comparison.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Château d’Yquem 2019 plus four older vintages

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