1997 Chateau d'Yquem

1997 Chateau d'Yquem

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  • Type: White Wine
  • Grape: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Style: Sweet and Nutty
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Characteristic: Organic
  • Subregion: Sauternes
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ABOUT THE WINE
Arguably the greatest sweet wine in the world, after centuries of family ownership, Château d'Yquem was sold in somewhat acrimonious circumstances to Louis Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy in 1999. However, its former owner and director Alexandre de Lur-Saluce remains in charge. Located on the highest hill in Sauternes, d'Yquem enjoys some of the best growing conditions in the whole appellation. The 110-hectare vineyard is planted with 80% Sèmillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Harvest is painstaking; 150 highly skilled pickers pass through the rows selecting grapes berry by berry to ensure that only the finest botrytized fruit is used.

TASTING NOTES
This is almost certainly the finest sweet-wine vintage of the decade. Caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot and a hint of wood-smoke; bracing acidity balances unctuous sweetness. Sweet orange peel and lemon rind dominate the palate; best enjoyed after 2008, this will develop steadily for the next 80 years.

FOOD PAIRING
Blue cheese, foie gras and any kind of dessert.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
A wine for special occasions, of great elegance and distinction.
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