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Made of 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. This irresistible white wine is sweet, fruity and surprisingly bold. It lies more on the high acidic side and expresses apricot, pear and peach notes. Slight undertones of honey, caramel and oak are also present. On the eye, clear and medium gold. Wonderfully complex with a mineral aftertaste.
As this is a desert wine, it is best paired with pungent blue cheese such as stilton, blue cheese, roquefort and gorgonzola. You may also pair with delicate buttery cheeses such as Brie de Meaux, Camembert de Normandie and Epoisses.
This wine not only comes from a celebrated winery but is also multi-awarded on its own. It’s 2001 Vintage had garnered 100 points with Wine Spectator and its 1990 Vintage is among the top 1% wines in the world. Some people find it outrageous to drink a young Yquem and believe that opening such a monumental wine before its thirtieth birthday is tantamount to a sacrilege. Others, on the contrary, think that Yquem can be enjoyed at all stages in its life. This 2011 vintage still gives an enjoyable experience and is highly regarded across the world.
Store in a cool place. Chateau d’Yquem is best served at 14 degrees Celsius.