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SUBLIME 2019 CHÂTEAU D’YQUEM

Register your interest for an allocation of this highly anticipated release of irresistible Yquem.

We are delighted to have an allocation of the 2019 vintage to offer, and invite clients to register their interest for the release by emailing info@cru-wine.com.

The estate has been at the pinnacle of sweet winemaking for hundreds of years and were the only château to be listed as a First Growth as part of the 1855 classification. Located in the heart of Sauternes, the estate has 113 hectares of vineyards grown upon a mosaic of soil types. It is this hallowed terroir which allows the famous botrytis cinerea fungus to develop on the grapes which helps to create this luscious wine the world has come to love.

Only the very best berries are selected by the hugely experienced 150+ local pickers, done by multiple passes through the same vineyards to ensure each grape is picked at the perfect moment.

2019 saw the highest level of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend since records began for d’Yquem, 45% against the previous max of 30%, with Semillon making up the remaining 55%. The particularly warm summer of 2019 meant this extra Sauvignon Blanc was employed to maintain freshness and acidity in the wine. Neal Martin scored the wine 98 points, with only the unparalleled 2001 vintage being rated more highly since the turn of the millennium.

Please email info@cru-wine.com to register your interest.

98/100 Points – Neal Martin
“It has a highly-aromatic bouquet that is beguiling in purity, enticing aromas of honeysuckle and saffron, soon joined by camomile, white flowers and orange blossom. It has wonderful delineation and gains intensity with aeration. The palate is supremely well-balanced with fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious and armed with just the right amount of viscosity, this Yquem is surprisingly understated at first but gains presence, offering irresistible flavours of layers of honey, lemongrass, lemon thyme and orange pith. Yquem is so tempting in its youth, but I feel that this vintage will repay those with the nous to cellar for at least a decade.”

97+/100 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
“Pale lemon-gold in color, the 2019 Château d’Yquem springs forth with confident, alluring scents of lime blossoms, mandarin peel, and candied lemon slices over a core of fresh pineapple, white peaches, and crushed stones, plus a hint of shaved ginger. The palate absolutely pops with vibrant citrus flavors accented by tropical fruits and peachy nuances, supported by an achingly velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing with long-lasting mineral and floral fireworks. An irresistible fat-cheeked baby with that Mona Lisa smile at the moment, give it 6-8 years in the cellar to begin to reveal its opulent personality, and then drink it over the next 30-35 years+.”

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