2016 Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes
Incredibly opulent and rich, Château d'Yquem is widely considered the greatest sweet wine in the world. This prestigious Sauternes estate is at the very top of the appellation’s classification, designated 1er Cru Classé Supérieur. Château d’Yquem’s 110 ha of vineyards are planted to 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The Grand Vin is produced from only fully botrytised fruit, carefully hand-harvested over successive passes by a team of highly skilled pickers. Yields are tiny, with each vine producing just one glass of wine. Fermentation takes place in 100% new oak barriques followed by up to 36 month’s maturation in oak. A wine of exceptional intensity and complexity, the best vintages of Château d'Yquem are capable of aging gracefully for well over 50 years.
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