d'Yquem

Background

In 1855, Chateau d'Yquem was the one estate in Bordeaux deemed to deserve its own classification transcending the 'Premiere Grand Cru Classé' to 'Premiere Grand Cru Classé Superior'. For nearly three centuries it has been widely considered the greatest sweet wine on the planet – the tsars of Russia had it bottled in crystal decanters – Thomas Jefferson spoke openly of its ethereal qualities – even Hannibal Lector enjoyed the odd tipple. Following the long reign of the Lur-Saluces family, the majority share of the estate was purchased by LVMH in 1996, Alexandre Lur-Saluces remained in charge until 2004 when Pierre Lurton was placed at the helm. With an average yield of 9 hl/ha (one glass per vine), d'Yquem is one of the most rigorously selected wines in Bordeaux.

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
White 1944 d'Yquem btls DP 0 1 £910 btls N/A
White 1962 d'Yquem btls DP 0 1 £495 btls 90
White 1996 d'Yquem hlvs IB 1 0 £2,200 cs 96 (NM)
White 1997 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £94 hlvs 96 (RP)
White 1998 d'Yquem hlvs IB 1 12 £2,250 cs 95 (WA)
White 1999 d'Yquem mags DP 0 1 £350 mags 92
White 2001 d'Yquem hlvs IB 3 0 From £4,150 cs 100 (RP)
White 2001 d'Yquem btls IB 3 0 £4,125 cs 100 (RP)
White 2002 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £85 hlvs 93 (NM)
White 2003 d'Yquem hlvs DP 0 12 £92 hlvs 94 (NM)
White 2003 d'Yquem mags IB 1 0 £2,240 cs 94 (NM)
White 2005 d'Yquem btls IB 1 4 From £2,400 cs 95-98
White 2006 d'Yquem hlvs IB 1 0 £3,950 cs 96-98+ (RP)
White 2006 d'Yquem btls IB 0 6 £183 btls 96-98+ (RP)
White 2007 d'Yquem btls IB 2 0 £2,275 cs 98 (RP)
White 2009 d'Yquem btls DP 2 0 £3,600 cs 100 (WA)
White 2009 d'Yquem btls IB 1 0 £3,600 cs 100 (WA)
White 2010 d'Yquem btls IB 1 0 £3,200 cs 98 (WA)
White 2011 d'Yquem btls IB 0 6 £179 btls 98-100 (BI)
White 2011 d'Yquem - owc 6 pack btls IB 3 0 £2,100 cs 97
White 2015 d'Yquem hlvs IB 1 18 £3,000 cs 100 (WA)
White 2015 d'Yquem btls IB 2 6 From £2,800 cs 100 (WA)
White 2016 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £132 hlvs -

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