WINE OF THE MONTH
Undoubtedly one of the standout wines from the latest September releases, Yquem have mastered the 2020 vintage of their Y d’Yquem. Home to the worlds’ most renowned sweet wine, it is the dry style which shouldn’t go undetected.
Extremely well balanced, the harvest on the Sauvignon Blanc grapes (75%) was the earliest ever recorded at Yquem, beginning on August 13th, which helped preserve the grapes acidity which is imperative to a well-balanced wine. With the Sémillon (25%) varietal picked at optimum ripeness on the 27th of August, there is a beautiful, lush fruit profile displayed alongside a driven mineral backbone.
With an average production of only around 10,000 bottles per vintage and simply just an utterly delicious white, the team at Cru highly recommend securing a case or two for the cellar.
Cru Wine Tasting Note
The nose unfurls with a heady bouquet of white blossom, apricot and peach, whilst on the palate, the full body is infused with mandarin, lemon drops and a beautiful mineral backbone.
97 Points Jane Anson
Give this 5 or 10 minutes to open in the glass because it has a pretty serious structure, deftly weighted, full of white pear, quince and apricot pit, balanced by savoury rosemary, straw and fennel notes, successful and totally moreish. A vintage that had the freshness necessary for great white wines in Bordeaux, and Y pulls away from the pack with this wine.
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