2009 Chateau d'Yquem Y (Ygrec)
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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Reg: $283.94

$252.94

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Reg: $283.94

$252.94

This product is
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Straight out of the gate, the 2009 Ygrec conjures an amazing array of stone fruit, citrus and savory scents including fresh white peaches, ripe pears, orange blossom, pink grapefruit and lemongrass with wafts of baker's... expand Straight out of the gate, the 2009 Ygrec conjures an amazing array of stone fruit, citrus and savory scents including fresh white peaches, ripe pears, orange blossom, pink grapefruit and lemongrass with wafts of baker's yeast, toasted almonds and sea spray in the background. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully rich and decadently fruited with layer upon layer of perfumed citrus and mineral notes and a fantastic line of freshness enveloped in a satiny texture, finishing very long. Surprisingly, the alcohol is 14.9%, and there are 7.4 grams per liter of residual sugar here, although you would not guess either given the incredible poise, savoriness and seamlessness of the wine. This is a truly singular experience worth seeking out! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown collapse
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Bordeaux Superieur
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML

Winery

Chateau d'Yquem

Sauternes is the best and most sought-after region for dessert wine in Bordeaux, perhaps in all of France. Chateau d’Yquem is the most celebrated of all Sauternes producers.

The history of d’Yquem can be traced back to 1593, when local nobleman Jacques Sauvage became the feudal overseer of the property. The area was already home to late-harvest wines even then, and the Sauvage family moved things forward, creating “modern” vineyards—and the famous chateau—on the unique hill that contributes to d’Yquem’s outstanding quality. In 1711, the Sauvage family became full owners of the property and managed to retain it through the French Revolution.

The quality and reputation of Chateau d’Yquem wine improved as the vineyard was methodically expanded and enhanced. By the late 18th century, it was celebrated internationally and counted Thomas Jefferson among its staunch supporters. But the house continued to innovate and better its practices. The constructed a large, purpose-built cellar for maturation and aging in 1826 and, not long after, began harvesting in multiple passes to optimize fruit quality. This work was rewarded when Chateau d’Yquem was designated the only 1er Cru Superieur dessert wine in the famous 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines.