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Château d'Yquem (Sauternes)

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Château d'Yquem 1996

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  • 4 /5
Already major but still so young.
Uniquely, it seems that from its origins to its acquisition by LVMH, the estate remained in the same family. In the eighteenth century Yquem is the flagship of Sauternes. In 1784, Jefferson, future US president, no mistake pasen placing it ahead of all the wines of the region. The 1855 classification confirmed by d'Yquem the only premier cru higher. In the twentieth century, despite the crisis in sweet wines, Yquem holds its own. This strength is keen Ala firmness of the Marquis de Lur-Saluces. A man of conviction, he fully maintains the methods that made the glory of thought. Today, the area remains faithful to all these details, which grow to perfection sauternaise the method to make a unique wine of Yquem timeless.

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