Chateau d'Yquem 2010
Bordeaux, AOC, First Great Growth Superior, Sauternes
Tasting notes for the Chateau d'Yquem 2010
- EYE: The Château d'Yquem 2010 displays a deep and shimmering golden color, reflecting its exceptional maturity and concentration. The bright reflections reveal the full intensity of this exceptional wine.
- NOSE: The aromatic bouquet is simply enchanting. Intense aromas of honey, candied apricot, and ripe mango blend harmoniously with nuances of white flowers, vanilla, and gingerbread. Delicate notes of caramel, nuts, and orange blossom complete this olfactory symphony.
- MOUTH: It is an explosion of flavors and textures on the palate. The richness and complexity of this wine unfold fully. Exotic fruits such as pineapple and papaya mingle with notes of honey and orange marmalade. The texture is voluptuous and velvety, delicately caressing the palate. The balance between sweetness and acidity is perfectly mastered, lending remarkable freshness to this exceptional wine. The long finish leaves a lingering impression of honey and spices.
In short: The Château d'Yquem 2010 is a true marvel of viticulture. Its enchanting aromatic bouquet, luxurious texture, and gustatory complexity make it a true gem of wine tasting. This exceptional sweet wine pairs beautifully with foie gras, desserts featuring exotic fruits, and blue cheeses. It can also be savored on its own to fully appreciate its richness and elegance. An unforgettable gustatory experience that attests to the expertise and renown of Château d'Yquem, a true treasure of the Bordeaux vineyard.
Other appellations from this estate: Château d'Yquem, "Y" d'Yquem...
- Parker Rating
- 75 cl
- White Wine
- Grape Variety
- Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
- Bordeaux, Sauternais
- Château d'Yquem
- Best vintages
- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1976, 1975, 1973, 1971, 1970, 1967, 1962, 1959, 1955, 1950, 1949, 1947, 1938, 1937, 1928, 1921, 1918, 1906
- 30+ years
- Serving T°
- 4 OWC of 12 bottles
A flagship of Sauternes
The Château d'Yquem is part of a quite long history. It all began in 1593, when Jacques Sauvage became the manager of the Sauternes estate and built the current castle. His family developed the vineyard and were granted ownership of Yquem in 1711, by decree of King Louis XIV. Many years later, in 1826, the Château turned into a very fruitful winery.
Thanks to Françoise Joséphine de Sauvage d’Yquem, and her grandson Romain-Bertrand de Lur-Saluces, the estate became a worldwide phenomenon. Yquem found its way into the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, as a "Premier Cru Supérieur". The Château d'Yquem's reputation rose dramatically: everybody wanted to try its wines!
In 1918, the Marquis Bertrand de Lur-Saluces, Romain-Bertrand's nephew, took the helm of the estate and helped develop it for many years. He fought for the Sauternes AOC, as well as the Chateau-bottled mention. Before Bertrand died, in 1966, his nephew Alexandre inherited the position.and managed Yquem until the LVMH Group bought the estate in 1999.
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