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CHATEAU D'YQUEM, 1996

SAUTERNES

" Comparé aux arômes flamboyants du 1997, le 1996 d'Yquem est plus discret, même s'il y a beaucoup de choses. D'un or clair, avec un nez serré mais prometteur de noisettes grillées mêlées à de la crème brûlée, des gousses de vanille, du miel, de la marmelade d'orange et des pêches, ce vin mi-corsé à corsé révèle une grande puissance dans sa personnalité sobre et mesurée. L'acidité, le poids, la texture et la pureté de cet Yquem impeccable sont admirables. Cependant, la patience sera une vertu. " - Robert Parker

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETIES Semillon, sauvignon blanc
AROMAS Dried fruits, candied fruits, honey, nuts
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Roquefort and walnuts toasts, quail with foie gras

MARK -
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE High Environmental Value (HEV) certification
GRAPE VARIETIES

75% of semillon, 25% of sauvignon blanc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 100 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 60,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Gravel soil on clay

Histoire et anecdotes

Château d’Yquem is located on the left bank of the Garonne. The only soil that has been classified as Premier Cru Supérieur of Sauternes and Barsac in 1855, the first vines were planted in the 16th century. The estate was the Lur-Saluces family’s property for more than four centuries. Since 1999, Bernard Arnault has become the first shareholder.
CHATEAU D'YQUEM

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

GRAPE VARIETIES Semillon, sauvignon blanc
AROMAS Dried fruits, candied fruits, honey, nuts
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Roquefort and walnuts toasts, quail with foie gras

MARK -
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL