Yquem never make a bad wine but not all are stellar offerings. The 2004 showed promise when first released but has developed into a sweet, unctuous wine that lacks a little of the freshness that would provide balance. Having said all this, it is still Yquem, which makes it better quality overall than most other wines in the world.
Almost certainly the best sweet white wine in the world; probably the best white wine in the world; really expensive to produce and relatively cheap to buy given all that.
The wine will last forever so don’t be even slightly afraid of old vintages. As is often the case, the best value is probably to be found in the 80s.
The blend is 80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc.
There is also a dry white wine produced in the chateau called ‘Y’ de Chateau d’Yquem. To avoid snearing wine merchants looking down their noses at you, it’s wise to pronounced the ‘Y’ as ‘eegreck’
Please allow around 2 weeks for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
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2004 was a good vintage in Sauternes
2004 was an above average, good value, and reasonably long-lived vintage in Bordeaux
Other vintages of Chateau d’Yquem
1998 (in Half bottle): £195
2001 (in Half bottle): £340
2002 (in Half bottle): £210
2003 (in Half bottle): £195
2006 (in Half bottle): £210
2009 (in Half bottle): £295
2013 (in Half bottle): £185
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