The Château d’Yquem Story
A Superior First Growth wine produced in the Sauternes appellation of France, Chateau d’Yquem is the world’s most famous sweet wine and the best according to many. A must-have addition to any wine cellar.
Château d’Yquem has a very long life span: twenty, fifty, a hundred years, or more and develops a host of deliciously subtle aromas and flavours. It’s colour changes over the years from shimmering straw yellow to golden-brown with amber and caramel highlights, and then to mahogany.
Certain connoisseurs consider it outrageous to drink a young Yquem and believe that opening such a monumental wine before its thirtieth birthday is tantamount to sacrilege. Others, on the contrary, think that Yquem can be enjoyed at all stages in its life.
Château d’Yquem – 2015
Blend: 75% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon
13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per litre of residual sugar.
Following a very long harvest stretching nearly two months, the 2015 Chateau d’Yquem came in at 13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per litre of residual sugar, sporting a pH of 3.65 and six grams per litre of tartaric acid. The levels of acidity and sugar come close to the records of the estate, and this helps make the Y’quem 2015 an exceptional vintage.
Well balanced with notes of tropical fruits and earthy notions encased in a sumptuous texture and culminating in a very, very long, mineral-tinged finish.
100 points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate
98 points – Wine Enthusiast
98 points – Wine Spectator
Demi bottles of the Yquem 2015 vintage are available in our temperature controlled Collector’s Library.
Check our Collector’s Library at our Signature Location in Crowfoot for up-to-date inventory and pricing.