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 1937 d'Yquem hlvs DP 0 2 From £880 hlvs 96 (NM)
White 1944 d'Yquem btls DP 0 1 £920 btls N/A
White 1962 d'Yquem btls DP 0 1 £495 btls 90
White 1988 d'Yquem btls DP 0 2 £350 btls 99
White 1990 d'Yquem btls IB 0 2 £233 btls 99
White 1996 d'Yquem hlvs IB 3 0 £2,200 cs 96 (NM)
White 1998 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £82 hlvs 91
White 1999 d'Yquem mags DP 0 1 £350 mags 92
White 2001 d'Yquem hlvs IB 1 0 From £3,990 cs 100 (RP)
White 2001 d'Yquem btls IB 2 0 £4,200 cs 100 (RP)
White 2003 d'Yquem mags IB 1 0 £2,240 cs 94 (NM)
White 2005 d'Yquem btls IB 0 6 £208 btls 95-98
White 2006 d'Yquem hlvs IB 1 0 £3,950 cs 96-98+ (RP)
White 2007 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £92 hlvs 98 (RP)
White 2007 d'Yquem btls IB 1 0 £2,275 cs 98 (RP)
White 2008 d'Yquem btls IB 2 0 £2,100 cs 96
White 2009 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £150 hlvs 97 (NM)
White 2009 d'Yquem btls IB 1 0 £3,600 cs 97 (NM)
White 2010 d'Yquem btls IB 1 0 £3,200 cs 97 (JS)
White 2013 d'Yquem btls IB 1 0 £2,150 cs -
White 2014 d'Yquem btls IB 0 6 £229 btls 97 (NM)
White 2015 d'Yquem hlvs IB 2 12 £3,000 cs 100 (WA)
White 2015 d'Yquem imp IB 0 1 £2,183 imp 100 (WA)
White 2016 d'Yquem hlvs IB 0 12 £132 hlvs -

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