Château D'Yquem 1975
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Château D'Yquem 1975
HK$ 8,500
(Price per Unit)
Sweet White
Bottle (0.75 L)
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Chateau d'Yquem was established in December of 1593 when Jacques de Sauvage exchanged other properties that he owned for the 'House of Yquem'. Sauvage acquired Yquem from the French monarchy. In 1785, during the reign of Louis XVI, Francoise Josephine de Sauvage (the "Lady of Yquem") married Louis Amedee de Lur Saluces. He was the godson of Louis XV and Lady Victoire de France. The size of Chateau d'Yquem was the same in 1788 as it is today.

After a bitter split in the Lur Saluces family in the late 1990's, Chateau d'Yquem was purchased by a subsidiary of the LVMH group (Louis Vitton - Moet - Hennesy).
I do not call Yquem a wine, as there are « wines » and Yquem is unique. I prefer the term nectar…Let's drink the light!

In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château d'Yquem was the only Sauternes given this rating, indicating its perceived superiority.

Considered as the greatest white wine in the world!

80% sémillon, 20% sauvignon

To drink till 2050
The yield averages 9 hl per hectare, compared to the usual 12 to 20 hl per hectare in Sauternes
The grapes are pressed three times
Pale yellow. Nose was very elegant with well-shaped noble rot, and had a lot of sweetness on the palate with mango, apricot and acacia honey. This was a wine with pure style, much finesse and long aftertaste
Parker: 91/100
IWC: 95/100
There are a wide variety of approaches to matching food with this wine and much of the decision depends on the age of the wine. A classic match is to serve d'Yquem with Fois Gras. Other pairings would be to serve as dessert along with dishes that feature apricots, pears or peaches.
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