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Y de Yquem 2021


Case Format: 12x75cl

Made from the same vines as Château d’Yquem, and benefitting from its outstanding terroir, Y (pronounced “ee-grek” in French) is the estate’s delicious dry white wine. With annual production averaging 10,000 bottles a year, this is both a rare and highly sought-after wine.

Like the estate’s flagship, Y comprises both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Its aromas and flavours are rich, and full of both peach and citrus – as to be expected from a Bordeaux Blanc Sec. Alongside this, Y follows in the footsteps of its famous older sibling, exhibiting the subtle sweetness that we so often would associate with this Sauternes estate.



Jane Anson

A great example of this always-arresting dry white, with a ton of soft apple blossom aromatics, before drawing inwards to show scraping acidity, powerful white peach, quince, apricot and citrus flavours with a twist of lime juice, fennel and a salty tang of oyster shell and salted crackers. Has the richness, complexity and concentration that you find in Yquem, and although it wont have quite the same longevity, there is no issue with keeping this wine for 15 to 20 years. 7g/l of residual sugar, mainly from the Sémillon that is picked with the first bloom of botrytis, bringing an opulent, voluptuous feel that transmits the DNA of the property. Spends 12 months in 80% one year old barrels previously used for Château dYquem (of course fully washed and prepared, but still imparting a blush of rich flavour), together with 20% new oak. The 2021 vintage in Bordeaux was a better year for whites than reds, and this exceptional white wine is a great example. Last vintage with Sandrine Garbay as winemaker, leaving in 2022.


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