The 2006 is sweet and full but with a lovely freshness and acidity that lifts it off the palate. Great texture and depth with a subtle elegance and purity of fruit.
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 1 week for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
For transfers under bond or to recover VAT on export, please contact us at [email protected]
2006 was a good vintage in Sauternes
2006 was an above average vintage in Bordeaux
Other 2006 Sauternes
Other vintages of Chateau d’Yquem
1995 (in Half bottle): £150
1996 (in Half bottle): £155
1997 (in Half bottle): £155
1998 (in Half bottle): £140
2001 (in Half bottle): £210
2003 (in Half bottle): £155
2009 (in Half bottle): £225