2008 Chateau d'Yquem | Friarwood Fine Wines

2008 Chateau d'Yquem

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  • Type: Sweet Wine
  • Grape: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Style: Sweet and Candied
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • 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
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. 

FOOD PAIRING
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...

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

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