Château Yquem 2005 - Sauternes
97 - 100 Points
Overall condition: Perfect
Chateau d'Yquem 2005 - 1er Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes
Yquem, like the Château Cheval Blanc, is owned by the Arnaud family (LVMH group). The change of owner has not impacted the quality and legendary regularity of the Château. The estate has 105 ha of vines planted mainly with Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc for an annual production of around 100,000 bottles.
Vintages considered too low in quality or not allowing the production of the great wine are downgraded. Thus the 2012, 1992, 1974, 1972, 1964, 1952, 1951, 1930, 1915 and 1910 vintages never existed.
About the 2005 vintage:
Weather conditions heralding a great vintage; moderate water stress, more moderate end of summer and therefore conducive to good acidity, alternation of rain and dry heat for an optimal concentration of the berries ... and to finish a bouquet of unprecedented complexity and aromatic diversity, confirmed by the phenomenal nature of 2005.
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