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.
A vintage that highlights savoury notes and minerality, as toast, almonds, yeast extract, & crushed stones take the lead along with the signature candied apricot, Turkish Sultanas, dried figs and sweet spices such as allspice. A refreshing backbone of acidity is never absent from start to finish.
One that can besipped by itself accompanied by a fine Cuban cigar, but fantastic with custard and coux desserts such as profiteroles or chestnut Mont Blanc. Always the best accompaniment to Hungarian goose liver or duck liver pate...
A wine for special occasions, of great elegance and distinction.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Orders of any value can be collected for free from either of our retail stores. Greater London next day deliveries will cost £10 for orders below £150 and are free above that.
- Order Value below £150 is £10.
- Order Value over £150 is free.
WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?
All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 12PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.